Thousands of people marched in several cities in New Zealand on Monday, “blacks lives matter” and “I can not breathe”, singing in a sign of solidarity protest with the death of George Floyd, police brutality and structural racism. The protests also raised the question of what activists say the disproportionate effect is reinforced by the indigenous communities in New Zealand police. In Auckland, photos and videos posted on social media showed thousands of people along the streets marching and kneel with raised fists Aotea Square, in the city center before moving to the US Consulate. In Christchurch, hundreds gathered in the rain. He accumulated in Wellington, the nation’s capital, a crowd outside the parliament building as night fell, raising slogans and signs. On Queen Street Auckland, led a group of protesters a haka, the traditional Maori ceremonial dance. Meanwhile, dozens of US cities have faced a sixth night of spacers between demonstrators and police, burning with fire outside the White House, a Memorial Allied Birmingham demolished, Alabama and the National Guard National activated in at least 21 states. Protests in New Zealand, have been condemned by the Deputy Prime Minister, Winston Peters, who said it violates the social distancing rules of the country and the protesters as “a small group who think they know better than anyone else.” (New Zealand was successfully containing its outbreak COVID-19, praised with only 1,154 confirmed cases and 22 deaths.) The protests were peaceful at all, present with the police, but to keep their distance, according to reports. But the news from the US has been in New Zealand has sparked tensions about the disproportionate impact of armed police on indigenous communities, amid a push within the country for more police to carry lethal weapons. The police in the country is not routinely armed, but 51 people, the terrorists were after the Christchurch shootout in March 2019 that a white supremacist killed, two mosques targeted in the city, the police conducted a six-month study were in some official pistols given to quickly respond to such attacks. The study was completed in April, with an ongoing review. A protest group, arms down NZ has raised concerns about the disproportionate impact of armed police on Maori and Pacific communities in New Zealand that make up each of 6% and 4% of the population. Police say no shots were fired by armed special agents in the process. In a statement to time a spokesman attracted NZ arm down the connections between the experience of African Americans and indigenous communities across the world. “The thousands of Maori and Pasifika [Pacific] People have seen marching today for Floyd George dying gasp, the death of our people in the hands of our government. We marched to defend the blacks who live abroad and fight for our life against our racist police, “the statement said. “The New Zealand police are trying to impose an armed patrol neighborhoods Maori politics with automatic rifles,” the statement said. “Despite the prime minister [Jacinda] Ardern international popularity, their government discriminates against indigenous New Zealanders … Ardern the police is almost eight times more likely to use violence against the New Zealand Maori against the white.” (According to the group, the people of the Pacific are three times more likely to be victims of the violence of New Zealand white police). The hashtag #ArmsDownNZ was posted on Monday on twitter trend in New Zealand. The Green Party, which is in a coalition government with Ardern, issued a statement on Monday morning. “Today and every day we feel solidarity with family, friends and the community of George Floyd, the pain and fear of his untimely death at the hands of the Minneapolis Police” Greens co-leader and spokesman Maori Marama Davidson Development said in the statement . “These deaths systemic racism and violence occur in a legal system with a deeply rooted culture. These deaths are built on centuries of injustice and social injustice” spokesman Justice Party, Golriz Ghahraman added. “The discrimination disease based on conditions is not confined to US borders. we must recognize that here in New Zealand, at any stage of the judicial system, Maori increased discrimination. This means that experience Maori more arrests, more prosecutions, longer sentences, more brutality and death, they are the Pakeha in similar circumstances. “There have also been protests in Perth, Australia, with renewed control over the high number of deaths of Aboriginal people in police custody, a protest planned on Tuesday in Sydney was canceled after threats of violence, according to the Associated Press.
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