Protests erupted outside the United States Embassy here in Nairobi over the murder of George Floyd.
The 46-year-old African American died on Monday, May 25, after a White police officer knelt on his neck for roughly eight minutes depriving him of oxygen.
The police officer was seen continuously pressing the man’s head into the ground despite him saying that he couldn’t breathe.
People from all over the world, including celebrities, have come together to protest against the tragic death that is currently being treated as a homicide.
In videos seen on Twitter, Kenyans were seen peacefully demonstrating outside the US embassy
There was a black lives matter protest outside the US embassy in Nairobi today but the police pointed guns at them, made them sit on the ground then dispersed them. Video of the protesters leaving pic.twitter.com/251gAfCGqY
— 🏳️🌈☭ I like frogs ☭🏳️🌈 (@Mklovesdr) June 2, 2020
— Angi Yoder-Maina (@angiyo58) June 2, 2020
Scene this morning @ US Embassy Nairobi. Show of global solidarity w/ brothers sisters family&friends in USA which evolved into a protest against police brutality in the U.S. & Kenya. It was peaceful as you see protesters "taking a knee." pic.twitter.com/yeIJ375E5H
— Meredith Beal (@MeredithCBeal) June 2, 2020