— — America’s Black Lives Matter movement has jumped continents in the wake of recent fatal police shootings of black men in the United States.
From Europe to Africa, people around the world are marching in solidarity for America’s grassroots campaign for racial justice and against excessive use of force by police, following the officer-involved shootings of two black men last week whose final moments were captured in shocking video footage that went viral online.
Alton Sterling, 37, was shot and killed by white police officers while being held on the ground outside a convenience store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on July 5. A day later, 32-year-old Philando Castile was fatally shot by a police officer during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights, Minnesota.
In Ireland, hundreds of people gathered on Tuesday for protest rallies in Cork, Dublin and Galway.