Large-scale protests covered the capitals and major cities of many countries in the final weekend of the outgoing summer. These actions were not always peaceful.
Mass protests in different countries
USA: March for a dream
Americans spent a hot summer in every sense with large-scale demonstrations against racial discrimination. The largest March took place at the end of last week in Washington, where, despite the traditional August heat, thousands of people gathered at the memorial to President Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865), who achieved the abolition of slavery in the United States. The March was timed to coincide with the 57th anniversary of the March on Washington and the landmark speech of black human rights activist Martin Luther king. The rally was attended by politicians and activists, descendants of king, as well as relatives of African-Americans who are considered victims of police violence. Among them is Jacob Blake Sr., the father of a black man whose death at the hands of police officers in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last week led to another surge in violence on the streets. The March in Washington was relatively peaceful, although demonstrations against racism across America this summer have repeatedly escalated into riots, looting, pogroms and violent clashes with security forces.
Demonstrations against racism across America this summer have repeatedly escalated into riots, looting, and pogroms