Black Lives Matter rally in Tokyo

Protesters marched in Tokyo on Sunday in response to the Black Lives Matter movement to protest against racism and police brutality, spread awareness of racial discrimination in Japan amid a wave of protests around the world following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, United States of America.

The rally started from Yoyogi Park to Shibuya’s scramble crossing, while chanting and holding signs written in Japanese and English against the police brutality and racism in Tokyo. Organizers reported 2,000 protesters in the third consecutive weekend of protests.

Black Lives Matter Tokyo was founded by youth students at Temple University in Tokyo at the beginning of June and raptly has gained the support of several thousand followers on social media.

 


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