How artists around the world are standing up to racism, paying tribute of George Floyd

  • Arts
  • Monday, 01 Jun 2020

Chicago-based Palestinian artist Shirien Damra, who uses art to fight for social justice, has drawn one of the most striking images of George Floyd on social media. 'Heartbroken, angry and disgusted. This must end. Much love and solidarity to Black communities grieving another beautiful life lost. May George Floyd Rest in Power,' writes Shirien on Instagram in a message accompanying the illustration. Photo: Shirien Damra

American citizen George Floyd, who died on May 25 after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes, has become a fresh symbol of police brutality against blacks.

In the United States, violent protests, street demonstrations and looting nationwide have continued for a sixth day over the death of Floyd, with around 4,000 people arrested in the US.

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