In the week since George Floyd died after being caught on the sidewalk by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, street artists around the world have praised Floyd and demanded justice for the victims of racism through public murals in cities such as Idlib, Barcelona, Dublin and Berlin.
A mural with Floyd painted on the ruins of a bombed-out building in Idlib, Syria, went viral on social media when Syrian artists Aziz Asmar and Anis Hamdoun said they painted the mural to show solidarity with American protesters and “to demand for peace and love . “
Asmar told local media that Floyd’s death reminded him of Syrian civilians who were “killed by asphyxiation after the Syrian regime struck them with chemical weapons,” according to Arab News.
Floyd murals also appeared in European cities such as Berlin, Dublin and Barcelona, where protesters marched over the weekend and Monday to demand justice for Floyd and victims of racism and police medalism.
Global protests sparked by the death of George Floyd to Toronto, London and Berlin (Forbes)