Israelis demonstrate for George Floyd outside Tel Aviv mission

Over 200 demonstrators have protested outside the US diplomatic mission in Tel Aviv on Tuesday to decry the killing of George Floyd.

Demonstrators attend a gathering in support of US protesters over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after a police officer kneeled on his neck for several minutes, and against police violence on June 2, 2020, in Tel Aviv. (Jack Guez/AFP)

The protesters hold signs reading “Black Lives Matter,” “All Lives Matter” and “If you aren’t livid, you’re not listening.” Some carry placards with Floyd’s name written.

People protest against the police shooting of Palestinian Iyad Halak, in Tel Aviv-Jaffa, May 31, 2020. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)

Floyd, who was black, died May 25 after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee against Floyd’s neck as Floyd said he couldn’t breathe and became motionless.

Some have drawn parallels between the killing and the shooting death of unarmed autistic man Iyad Halak in East Jerusalem at the hands of Israeli police over the weekend.

— with AP

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