A group of people camped outside the United States Embassy in Nairobi on Tuesday morning to protest the killing of an unarmed civilian George Floyd.
Floyd, a 46-year-old black American man, died on Monday, May 25th, in Minneapolis after a police officer put his knee on his neck for nearly 10 minutes in an incident captured on camera.
His killing has sparked a wave of violent protests across the US with President Trump vowing to deploy the military if the situation, which has continued in the past seven days, persists.
Derek Chauvin, the white officer who placed his knee on Floyd’s neck, was arrested on Friday and charged with third-degree murder but this has done little to quell the unrest around the US.
On Tuesday, a group comprising both white and black people demonstrated outside the US Embassy in Nairobi, demanding justice for Floyd. They carried placards bearing different messages including Justice for George Floyd and End White Supremacy.