Unrest in the US: more protests but less violence

Pundits estimate that more protesters than ever took to the streets across the United States today, eight days after the death of African-American George Floyd in police custody.

Curfews were ignored in many cities as rallies grew in size but decreased in violence. That is, of course, not to say there was neither violence nor looting, because there was.

In central Washington DC police fired tear gas late into the night and the National Guard was on the streets of the capital also. Helicopters hovered above protesters marching towards the White House.

Australia's handling of Indigenous issues has also been cast into the spotlight, particularly after a teenage boy's mistreatment earlier in the week.

Thousands of protesters are expected to break COVID-19 rules in Melbourne to show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

Saturday's CBD protest will also call for an end to Aboriginal deaths in custody.

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