Posts tagged as George Floyd

Trump’s actions can set a bad role model for others

By Vitaliy Timoshuk on Thursday, June 11, 2020

Donald Trump showed his willingness and determination to act by force to suppress the protests in the United States. On May 25, an African American, George Floyd, was killed by a police officer in Minneapolis. White policeman Derek Chauvin pressed his knee to his neck and held him like this for more than 7 minutes while George was lying face down on the road. Suspected of paying for a pack…

Lithuanian police launch probe into Black Lives Matter rally in Vilnius

Thursday, June 11, 2020

The police in Lithuania are investigating eight cases of administrative offenses, as well as a public order violation, during the Black Lives Matter rally in Vilnius last week. The administrative offences include holding placards with swearwords, such as “f**k the police”. “We want people to express their beliefs in a peaceful and reasonable way – without using such epithets and insulting institutions or specific officers, or, even worse, using violence,”…

LRT FACTS. Was Antifa behind the Black Live Matter rally in Vilnius?

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Rallies in support of US protests over the death of George Floyd reverberated across Europe, including in Vilnius. About a thousand people participated in the march last Friday, although the event had its detractors. In the run-up to the event, some insisted on social media that the peaceful march from Katedros Square to the US embassy in Vilnius would be a riot and was organised by the international left-wing movement…

Lithuanians lay flowers by US embassy in Vilnius in solidarity with Floyd protests

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Lithuanian activists have expressed solidarity with American protesters by leaving flowers and candles outside the US embassy in Vilnius. However, they were initially removed by the police. Massive protests across the US have been continuing for eight days following the killing of George Floyd by the police. Rallies against racism have also occurred across the world. In Lithuania, human rights activists have called an action, titled I Can’t Breathe, inviting…