From Murals To Tweets: The Global South Shows Solidarity With George Floyd Protests

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Whether by painting murals, tweeting or taking to the streets, people in countries struggling with conflict, poverty and other crises are showing support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

In Nigeria, a dozen protesters gathered in front of the U.S. embassy in Abuja with signs that said"Black life matters." In Ghana, the president tweeted a drawing of George Floyd and wrote:"Black people, the world over, are distraught by the killing of an unarmed black man."

And in Syria's war-torn city of Idlib, artist Aziz Asmar says he was moved to create a mural after watching the media coverage around Floyd's death. "I decided to paint George Floyd on the rubble of a building destroyed by aviation ... to send a message to the world that despite the international negligence and blindness of the killing of civilians in Syria over a period of 10 years, we have a humanitarian duty to sympathize with all the oppressed in the world," he wrote to NPR."Because we are advocates of peace, we hope that racism and crime will disappear and that the world will enjoy happiness.

Here are more examples of how people around the world are honoring black lives and demanding racial equality. Members of the All India Peace and Solidarity Organization hold placards in silent protest at the U.S. consulate in Hyderabad, India, on June 4.It truly warms my heart to see Syrians supporting BLM even with everything they’re going through in Syria! Syrian artists Aziz Asmar and Anis Hamdoun in the town of Binnish in Idlib!

 

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To Aziz Asmar who painted the mural of George Floyd, we thank you. We appreciate your support and encouragement to stand up for a society that is fair and equal. We look forward to the changes coming out of this movement. We see you and appreciate you. U.S.A.

Bless the affected and involved... ✌

How are they honoring BLM around the world? Well, by burning sh*t in Brussels, attacks the police in London, by pulling down statues in Plymouth. Why does MSM sanitize a hate group?

Lol

graffiti is a good thing

This honors them how, TheDemocrats ?

Wow

Wow. Thank you fellow human with a ❤️Sorry that in return we’re not doing a GD thing to help your suffering. SyrianLivesMatter

You know it’s bad when Syrians pity the state of our nation. TrumpIsTheWORSTPresidentEVER

steven_lebron You know the US is being run like shit when Syria start taking pity on you

People need to see what the fuck is really going down when these things get violent.

I know yall get a LOT of money from fucking defense contractors but your duty as journalists MUST come before the interests of your donors. The old world is dead. You will disappear if the public turns against you.

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If you're truly into depicting the 'oppressed' better put a white face up on that wall...

As much suffering as the Syrian people have experienced, this shows the depth of compassion that humans can show for the pain of others. 💕

rolandsmartin Awesome drawing. Axis Asmar, you are extremely talented 👏🏽

I am all for equal justice under the law and believe that “all lives matter”. George Floyd was certainly no hero or example to Society ( review his criminal past) so give him justice but do not treat him as a Martyr

Some interesting black ethnic Arabs in Mideast, Africa

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Let's make 4th of July a national day of kneeling & apologizing to blacks instead of independence day!

What about HongKong protestors? No one cares! 🤦🏽‍♀️where is the outrage against China?

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Would George Floyd made a good politician?🤥?

This is so beautiful!

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