What Has Black Lives Matter George Floyd Protests Accomplished?

Black Lives Matter George Floyd Protests have sprung up all around the world. But, what effect have they had so far?

Black Lives Matter George Floyd Protests

So, what has all these Black Lives Matter protests accomplished?

  1. Charges upgraded against Officer Chauvin, and his accomplices arrested and charged.
  2. Dallas adopts a “duty to intervene” rule that requires officers to stop other cops who are engaging in inappropriate use of force.
  3. New Jersey’s attorney general said the state to update its use-of-force guidelines for the first time in two decades.
  4. In Maryland, a bipartisan work group of state lawmakers plans to reform police work group.
  5. Los Angeles City Council introduces motion to reduce LAPD’s $1.8 billion operating budget.
  6. MBTA in Boston agrees to stop using public buses to transport police officers to protests.
  7. Police brutality captured on cameras leads to near-immediate suspensions and firings of officers in several cities (i.e., Buffalo, Ft. Lauderdale).
  8. Monuments celebrating confederates removed in cities in Virginia, Alabama, and other states.
  9. Street in front of the White House is renamed “Black Lives Matter Plaza.”

    Black Lives Matter Plaza
    A street leading to the White House is renamed to “Black Lives Matter Plaza”.
  10. Military forces begin to withdraw from D.C.
  11. Usually difficult public and private conversations now happening about race and privilege.
  12. The realizations some white people are coming to about racism and the role of policing in this country.
  13. The self-reflection.
  14. The internal battles exploding within organizations over issues that have been simmering or ignored for a long time. Some organizations to change forever changed or replaced with something stronger and fairer.
  15. Protests against racial inequality sparked by the police killing of George Floyd are taking place all over the world.

    Black Lives Matter George Floyd Protests Global

  16. Rallies and memorials held in cities across Europe, as well as in Mexico, Canada, Brazil, Australia, and New Zealand.
  17. As the US contends with its second week of protests, issues of racism, police brutality, and oppression brought to light across the globe.
  18. People all over the world understand that their own fights for human rights, for equality and fairness, will become so much more difficult to win if we are going to lose America as the place where ‘I have a dream’ is a real and universal political program,” Wolfgang Ischinger, a former German ambassador to the US, told the New Yorker.
  19. In France, protesters marched holding signs saying: “I can’t breathe” to signify both the words of Floyd, and the last words of Adama Traoré, a 24-year-old black man who was subdued by police officers and gasped the sentence before he died outside Paris in 2016.
  20. Cities across Europe have come together after the death of George Floyd…
    BLM Protest go global
    Tens of thousands take to the streets in many countries.
  21. In Amsterdam, an estimated 10,000 people filled the Dam square on Monday, holding signs and shouting popular chants like “Black lives matter,” and “No justice, no peace.”
  22. In Germany, people gathered in multiple locations throughout Berlin to demand justice for Floyd and fight against police brutality.
  23. A mural dedicated to Floyd spray-painted on a stretch of wall in Berlin that once divided the German capital during the Cold War.
  24. In Ireland, protesters held a peaceful demonstration outside of Belfast City Hall, and others gathered outside of the US embassy in Dublin.
  25. In Italy, protesters gathered and marched with signs that said “Stop killing black people,” “Say his name,” and “We will not be silent.”
  26. In Spain, people gathered to march and hold up signs throughout Barcelona and Madrid.
  27. In Athens, Greece, protesters took to the streets holding up a sign saying: “I can’t breathe.”
  28. In Brussels, protesters stage a peaceful demonstration in front of an opera house in the centre of the city.
  29. In Denmark, protesters were heard chanting “No justice, no peace!” throughout the streets of Copenhagen, while others gathered outside the US embassy.
  30. In Canada, protesters were also grieving for Regis Korchinski-Paquet, a 29-year-old black woman who died on Wednesday after falling from her balcony during a police investigation at her building.
  31. In New Zealand, roughly 2,000 people marched to the US embassy in Auckland, chanting and carrying signs demanding justice.
  32. Memorials built for Floyd around the world, too. In Mexico City, portraits of him hung outside the US embassy with roses, candles, and signs.
  33. In Poland, candles and flowers laid out next to photos of Floyd outside the US consulate.
  34. In Syria, two artists created a mural depicting Floyd in the north-western town of Binnish, “on a wall destroyed by military planes.”

THANKS & NOTES

Many things to Benn Adeoba for publishing the original information, from which I drew this list with tiny amendments.


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