Following the death of Afro-American citizen George Floyd by the Minéapolis Police in the United States, around 3,000 people demonstrated against racism and police violence in Frankfurt this Friday.
According to the German city police, the demonstration in Frankfurt was peaceful and the participants followed hygiene measures, covered their mouths and noses and kept their physical distance, mainly to avoid possible coronavirus infections. Numerous troops were deployed, but they were about 200 meters from the protest.
In addition, several blacks affected by racism spoke during the demonstration, which took place not only to remember Floyd, but also to commemorate the victims of racist police violence in Germany local newspaper ‘Frankfurter Rundschau’.
In this case, one of the speakers has read a list of police brutality victims in Germany since 1990 and explains how racist structures are part of German society.