Peaceful moments from the Black Lives Matter protests around the world

Catriona Harvey-Jenner
Photo credit: Dania Maxwell - Getty Images

From Cosmopolitan

The whole world is finally taking a stand against racism, following the killing of Black American George Floyd. It's been a necessary awakening that this is everyone's battle. We should all be allies. It is everyone's duty to stop - no matter what colour your skin.

Largely, the images portrayed of the protests across the US and the rest of the world have shown violence and destruction. And while those things have happened at times - people are angry, and they are tired - they are by far outweighed by peaceful protests attesting the same fundamental point: racism is wrong, and we won't stand for it.

Here are some of the most moving moments of peaceful protesting captured over the last few days, and shared on social media:

Protestors fist-bumping police after a successfully peaceful protest in New York

The joy of two different protest groups meeting in Houston

Protestors getting down on one knee in Trafalgar Square, London

Dancing in New Jersey

White privilege exercised in a useful way in Denver

Silence... and then saying his name in Minneapolis

People lay down for 8 minutes and 46 seconds in Tacoma, the same amount of time as George Floyd was held down

Thousands take a stand together in Denver

Police kneeling with protestors

A protesting llama in Portland

Find out what you can do to demand justice for Black lives here.

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