Hundreds of people on Friday joined a march in Vilnius, capital of Lithuania, to show their solidarity with George Floyd, an unarmed black man suffocated to death by a white police officer in the mid-western United States state of Minnesota last week.
Marching from the Cathedral square to the American embassy, the crowd held placards saying “I can’t breathe,” which were Floyd’s last words, “Black Lives Matter,” “Stop Racism,” and “End Police Brutality,” among others, chanting “no justice — no peace” and other slogans against the police violence.
The protesters, many of whom are students, said they wanted to support the “Black Lives Matter” movement and the protesters in the United States.
“We want to show solidarity and compassion to not only George Floyd’s family and the people fighting for justice in the streets of America, but also to the ones who are affected by police brutality against people of color,” wrote the organizers of the rally on the Facebook.
A police van was seen leading the march to the American embassy.