Racism is a Pandemic

Over 10,000 residents of Brighton UK trooped out in a Black Lives Matter protest march in response to the death of George Floyd, a Black-American man who died by asphyxiation in the custody of policemen in Minneapolis. His death sparked a chain of protests across the world, despite social distancing rules required to curb the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic with millions of infections and fatalities worldwide. The demonstrators walked for about five hours from Madeira Drive to The Level, where the organizers gave speeches.

The protesters, most of who wore nose masks, chanted “No justice! No peace!”, “Say his name! George Floyd!” and carried placards made from cardboards with such inscriptions as “Racism is a pandemic”, “More scared of a racist world than a pandemic” and “The UK is not innocent”.