Kenyans living in the US were not left behind as thousands of people poured to the streets in various cities across the US to protest the death of George Floyd.
Floyd, a 46-year-old African-American, died on Monday, May 25th in Minneapolis, Minnesota after a white police officer put his knee on his neck for 8 minutes in a disturbing incident captured on camera.
His killing sparked a wave of protests around the US and although the policeman identified as Derek Chauvin was arrested and charged with third-degree murder, the unrest has persisted.
Similar #BlackLivesMatter (BLM) protests were witnessed in other countries including the United Kingdom, Canada, Kenya, Germany, Nigeria, and Australia, among others.
Kenyans living and working in different US states were actively involved in the demonstrations to demand justice for Floyd and equal treatment for people of African descent.
Photos shared on social media and other platforms show Kenyans carrying the country’s national flag and placards with different messages. Here are the photos;