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Around 20,000 people demonstrate in Munich against racism

June 6, 2020

Around 20,000 people took part in a protest in Munich on Saturday to reject racism and police violence following the death of black citizen George Floyd during an operation in the US city of Minneapolis.

Due to restrictions to curb the coronavirus pandemic in the Bavarian state, the organizers were allowed to demonstrate with a maximum of 200 people. “The distance rules are not being followed,” a police officer told the DPA.

In other cities in the country there were also marches, in which the participants moved in black clothes and in silence.

Around 20,000 people demonstrate in Munich against racismAround 20,000 people demonstrate in Munich against racism

In Munich there were some shouts of “Black Lives Matter”, a slogan that has led the protests since Floyd’s death.

According to the police, around 8,000 people took part in a peaceful march in Frankfurt, during which demonstrators complied with the hygiene regulations to prevent infections.