Yessir! Europe’s Streets Are Jammed With Black Lives Matter Protests Too!

Americans protesting racism aren’t the only ones fed up with ignorant heehaws and their foolish bigotry. The Black Lives Matter movement is gaining steam internationally as more and more cities fill with protestors declaring in unison that Black lives indeed do MATTER. Peaceful movements in London, Copenhagen, Toronto, and Vancouver have made the rounds but the intensity of these marches is picking up in other parts of the world, and in some cases, the effort may be welcome.


Belgian protestors mimicked the defacing of Confederate statues in the states by wrecking a bust of King Leopold II, a long-dead p.o.s. responsible for the deaths of up to 10 million Congolese. The bronze was covered in red paint and gagged with a cloth inscribed with the words “I Can’t Breathe” written on it. Another statue of Leopold was also defaced.

a Belgian street artist also graffitied the same words across the train. There’s now a movement in the country to keep the train as-is for historical conversation.


In Greece, thousands of protestors took their frustrations with racism to the streets of Athens in peaceful protests, but a more dangerous display of rebellion broke out in front of the US Embassy. There, individuals were filmed trying to burn down the facility.


British-Nigerian actor John Boyega has been clapping back at lowlife racist trolls since appearing in the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and he’s certainly not flipping the script during London protests. The actor said his anti-racist vocalism could lead to Hollywood castigation during an impassioned speech about to thousands of onlookers. “Look, I don’t know if I’m going to have a career after this, but f**k that!” Since then, several directors include Jordan Peele have said they will make sure Boyega continues landing roles.

There have also been protests in Dublin, Hong Kong, Argentina, Switzerland, Spain, and Palestine where this mural was spray-painted onto the structural remains of a likely bombed structure.

ROME, ITALY – JUNE 07: Thousands of protesters with protective masks participated in the Black Lives Matter protest in Piazza del Popolo against racism, police brutality and to commemorate the death of African American George Floyd, who died on May 25 during a police arrest in Minneapolis, as seen on June 07, 2020 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Marilla Sicilia/Archivio Marilla Sicilia/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)

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