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WATCH protesters hurl stones & projectiles at US embassy in Mexico over George Floyd death (VIDEOS)
People protesting over the death of George Floyd descended on the walled-off compound housing the US embassy in Mexico and proceeded to tag the streets and throw projectiles at the building.
Dozens gathered on the street on Friday outside the diplomatic building, which is located in Paseo de la Reforma, Mexico City.
Videos show the protesters throwing stones and other projectiles at the building, which was protected by metal walls, installed to shield it from unrest as demonstrations turned violent.
Masked citizens also physically hit the wall and tagged it with messages in support of the protest.
Continan las pintas de los encapuchados en la embajada de EE. UU. pic.twitter.com/AxYeMbuzy6— Ruido en la Red (@RuidoEnLaRed) June 5, 2020
Some were photographed holding anarchist signs, chanting anarchist slogans and those in support of international struggle.
The crowd is a bit smaller than last nights vigil and more Mexican than yesterdays crowd of mostly white people from the US, their chants emphasizing international struggles & anarchism pic.twitter.com/gQLQEhYmba— Madeleine Wattenbarger (@madeleinewhat) June 5, 2020
Streets and nearby vehicles and cars were also spray-painted with George’s Floyd’s face.
This march comes in the wake of news about Giovanni Lopez, a construction worker from Jalisco murdered by police for not wearing a face mask. pic.twitter.com/XVrtYCCHvf— Madeleine Wattenbarger (@madeleinewhat) June 5, 2020
Some businesses near the embassy were vandalized, with one self-service store having its windows smashed.
Several hundred people gathered in Mexico City only the night before to hold a candlelight vigil over Floyd’s death.
Attended the vigil for George Floyd tonight at the US embassy in Mexico City.— Jeffrey Bissoy (@J_Bissoy) June 5, 2020
I was pleasantly surprised by the crowd, which was full of Americans, Black folks from London, Dominican Republic, Mexico and the states, alongside many Mexican allies. #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/rey2GvuvZF
Demonstrations over the police killing of Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, last Monday have grown increasingly volatile in the US with many devolving into looting and even murder. Videos have emerged showing police in states like New York and Pennsylvania using what many have denounced as excessive force on peaceful protesters.
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