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If you thought riots and protests against police were occuring only in the United States, you'd be wrong.
Mexico and Europe are dealing with their own riots and they are very serious.
Below is a video from The Telegraph where a rioter douses a police man with flammable liquid and then lights him on fire.
From the video description:
A police officer is set alight by a protester during demonstrations over the death of a man in police custody in Mexico.
The incident took place during protests in the city of Guadalajara, in the state of Jalisco, as locals gathered to ask for justice in the case of Giovanni Lopez, 30, who died after his arrest.
In the video, recorded by journalist Mario Marlo, officers in helmets can be seen facing up to protesters when one of the officers gets onto his motorbike.
A protester then runs up behind him and pours flammable liquid onto the officer before setting him alight.
The officer goes up in flames along with the seat of his bike and he falls to the ground.
The Governor of Jalisco, Enrique Alfaro, confirmed that the burnt officer was injured in the protest along with five other officers.
Twenty-six people were arrested while three patrol cars were reportedly burnt out.
You can watch it here if you dare:
But it's not just Mexcio and the U.S.
NBC News reports riots against police in Paris:
Outrage over George Floyd’s death in the United States has rippled throughout the world, prompting messages of solidarity from far-flung countries and people to reflect on racial injustice and police violence in their own societies.
In France, Floyd’s death has reignited anger over the death of Adama Traoré, a black man who died in police custody four years ago, as well as decades of strained police relations with immigrant communities in Paris’ suburbs.
Thousands of French protesters defied a coronavirus-related ban on large gatherings on Tuesday evening to denounce Traoré’s death, speak out against racism and police violence and to pay homage to Floyd who died in custody in Minneapolis on May 25.
Full coverage of George Floyd’s death and protests around the world
The demonstration Tuesday was also triggered by an independent autopsy report that found Traoré had died from a tackle to the stomach during his arrest.
In Paris, people initially gathered peacefully around the main courthouse holding signs that reflected those thousands of miles away in the United States, including “Black Lives Matter” and “without justice there is no peace.”
Police estimated that some 20,000 demonstrators descended onto the capital's streets despite concerns of coronavirus which had led the police to ban the protest. Gatherings of more than 10 people are currently banned in France as part of virus confinement measures.
Video circulated of protesters kneeling to pay their respects to Traoré who was aged 24 when he died.
"Today, it's not just the fight of the Traoré family, it's your fight with all of you,” Traoré’s sister, Assa told the crowd. “Today, when we fight for George Floyd, we fight for Adama Traoré.”
Later, however, after around two hours of calm, video circulated of at least two fires breaking out and reports of tear gas being fired. Paris police said at total of 18 arrests were made during the protest for vandalism.
London is not immune either.
Stars of the entertainment world, including actor John Boyega and Enter Shikari frontman Rou Reynolds, have reacted to the far-right riots that took place in London today (June 13).
Far-right demonstrators headed to the city’s Parliament Square to “protect statues” such as one of Winston Churchill after it was defaced. Other monuments of problematic figures in the UK have been torn down by protestors in recent days.
Although Churchill’s statue had been boarded up, the group still gathered in Parliament Square where they engaged in violent clashes with the police. A Black Lives Matter that had previously been planned to take place in the area was called off before it started.
Stars in the music, film and TV industries have responded online to the riots in central London today. “Right decision by BLM to call off today’s demo. Leave these skullnuggets to pretend they fought in WW2, something they wouldn’t have the guts, nuts or discipline to do,” wrote Enter Shikari’s Rou Reynolds.
“Leave them to boil in their own contradictions & stupidity as they fight police & nazi salute the cenotaph.”
Big Zuu commented that the riots had shown “how backwards our country can be”. “These are the same people we have to deal with on an everyday basis and they think we can’t feel their racist energy,” he continued. “WE SEE STRAIGHT THROUGH YOU MATE YOU ARE NOTHING COMPARED TO MY AFRICAN BLOODLINE FILLED WITH KINGS AND QUEENS YOU MAN FIGHT FOR SLAVE OWNERS AND OPPRESSORS.”
He added: “They don’t want society to be equal, they don’t want to see us rise above them with our creativity and intellect hahahahaha fucking idiots.”
Krept & Konan’s Konan tweeted: “ppl are trying to have peaceful protests because a human was killed these guys are going out and kicking off becuase statues got vandalised statues that can be remade make it make sense man stupid racist ppl replying to me kmt.”