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White House goes dark as protests erupt over the world

People run as police disperse demonstrators during a protest amid nationwide unrest following the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Washington, U.S., May 31, 2020. REUTERS/Jim Bourg TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RC230H96HKBA

White House goes dark as protests erupt over the world

Following the death of George Floyd at the hand of a policeman, protests have broken up around the US and the world in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

White House goes dark as protests erupt over the world

In Washington DC, protestors gathered outside the White House as the building went dark. Trump took to Twitter to denounce the protestors, calling them “anarchists” and labelling them as ANTIFA terrorists, a loosely affiliated group of far-left and anti-fascism activists.

Protesters rally at the White House against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Washington, D.C., U.S. May 31, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

In New York City, protestors clashed with police as fires broke out.

NYPD officers walk near an explosion caused by an unidentified dispositive as they clash with protesters during a march against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, U.S., May 30, 2020. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz 

 

A NYPD police car is set on fire as protesters clash with police during a march against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, U.S., May 30, 2020. Picture taken May 30, 2020. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon 

In Minneapolis, where Floyd was killed and protests first began, a tanker truck drove into thousands of protestors marching on a highway.

A tanker truck drives into thousands of protesters marching on 35W north bound highway during a protest against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. May 31, 2020. REUTERS/Eric Miller 

 

People run as police disperse demonstrators during a protest amid nationwide unrest following the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Washington, U.S., May 31, 2020. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

 

In New Zealand, thousands turned up in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington to protest the killing of George Floyd and demand Jacinda Ardern to publicly condemn it.

 

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Protests also took place in the UK, Europe and Canada as people marched in solidarity with the Black Lives Movement.

 

A man wearing a protective face mask kneels in front of police officers during a protest against the death in Minneapolis police custody of African-American man George Floyd near the U.S. Embassy, London, Britain, May 31, 2020. REUTERS/John Sibley

 

People holding signs while standing next to a police officer during a protest against the death in Minneapolis police custody of African-American man George Floyd, London, Britain, May 31, 2020. REUTERS/John Sibley 

 

A man plays the trumpet before protesters march to highlight the deaths in the U.S. of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, and of Toronto’s Regis Korchinski-Paquet, who died after falling from an apartment building while police officers were present, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada May 30, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

 

People take part in a protest against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Amsterdam, Netherlands June 1, 2020. REUTERS/Eva Plevier

 

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