World’s reaction to US weaves solidarity, calls to change

BANGKOK (AP) — Several thousand people marched in New Zealand’s largest city to protest the killing of George Floyd in the U.S. as well as to stand up against police violence and racism in their own country. Many people around the world have watched with growing unease at the civil unrest in the U.S. after the latest in a series of police killings of several black men and women. The protesters in Auckland on Monday held banners with slogans like “I can’t breathe” and “The Real Virus is Racism.” In other places, too, demonstrators wove solidarity with the U.S. protesters with messages aimed at local authorities.