18 Stunning Aerial Photos Taken at Black Lives Matter Protests Around the Globe

From big cities to small towns, from Minneapolis to Rome, people are showing up in large numbers to protest the police killing of George Floyd and making one thing heard loud and clear: Black Lives Matter 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota

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A makeshift memorial in Minneapolis drew mourners and protesters paying their respects to George Floyd, a Minneapolis man who was killed in late May when former police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck for nearly nine minutes.

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Houston, Texas

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Thousands gathered at the "Justice 4 George Floyd" march in Floyd's hometown of Houston on May 29.

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Los Angeles, California

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In L.A., mourners came together at a memorial service for George Floyd on June 8.

Some health experts fear that the protests will lead to a spike in coronavirus cases as many citizens exercise their right to protest, although many protesters have been photographed wearing masks and maintaining social distance.

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The Hague, Netherlands

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Protesters in The Hague, Netherlands, observed social distancing measures while demonstrating.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Crowds wore face coverings while protesting police brutality in Pittsburgh.

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Washington, D.C.

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Overlooking the Capitol, thousands of demonstrators laid down along Pennsylvania Avenue during a peaceful protest against police brutality and racism.

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Merrick, New York

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Protesters marched through the Long Island town in protest on June 4.

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Atlanta, Georgia

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A large crowd peacefully protested at Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park on June 6.

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Bethpage, New York

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In the hamlet of Bethpage, New York, a small, but impactful, group of protesters made their voices heard on June 6. The town's estimated population is about 16,000.

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Freeport, New York

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Protesters marched along the city's nautical mile in Freeport, New York, on June 7.

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Chicago, Illinois

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On June 7, nearly 30,000 protesters lined the streets in Chicago.

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Chicago, Illinois

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A vast group of protesters met in Union Park in Chicago on June 6.

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Rome, Italy

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Protesters demonstrated in Rome's Piazza del Popolo. In English, Piazza del Popolo translates to "The People's Square."

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Milan, Italy

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Protesters gathered in support of Black Lives Matter in Milan on June 7.

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Boston, Massachusetts

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On May 29, protesters marched against police brutality in Boston.

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Brooklyn, New York

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New Yorkers gathered in Brooklyn on June 8 for a Black Lives Matter protest.

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Grayslake, Illinois

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A group gathered in the village of Grayslake, which has an estimated population of around 21,000.

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Seattle, Washington

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Rain didn't stop protesters in Seattle, seen here facing off against police officers on June 6.

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