Dozens of street artists have painted over parts of Toronto's "Graffiti Alley" in shades of black and grey in a message of solidarity with anti-racism protesters following the death in US police custody of George Floyd.
Legendary US folk singer Bob Dylan said he was "sickened" to see unarmed black man George Floyd "tortured to death" by a white police officer in his home state, in a rare interview published on Friday.
The rallies, dominated by a heavy police presence, were mostly peaceful. Protesters marched on the streets or gathered at public parks carrying posters that said "No Justice, No Peace" and "Sorry For The Inconvenience, We Are Trying To Change The World."
In Trafalgar Square and surrounding avenues, small bands of protesters jostled, tossed bottles and cans and set off fireworks as riot police with dogs and horses lined up.
A fourth officer, Derek Chauvin, was videotaped pressing his knee to Floyd's neck as he gasped "I can't breathe" and called for his mother before he died. Chauvin was charged with second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
New Zealand city on Friday took down a statue of a British navy commander accused of killing indigenous Maori people in the 19th century, as global debate swirls over monuments that represent racial oppression.
Chicago artists are using boarded-up storefronts to make a statement about racism and hope to make a difference with their paintings and murals.
George Floyd's death and the resulting wave of rage against racism and police brutality may have changed the political calculus for US presidential contender Joe Biden, who faces pressure to pick a black female running mate.
Love needs years to succeed, brutality minutes. We just saw an evidence of that on May 25 in the world’s most powerful democracy, the United States.