BERLIN -- Thousands of people rallied across Australia to honor George Floyd and voice their support for the Black Lives Matter movement Saturday.
Further protests are planned over the weekend in European cities, some defying restrictions imposed by authorities because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The rallies are part of a worldwide wave of solidarity that has also sought to highlight racial discrimination outside the United States.
In Brisbane, organizers say about 30,000 people gathered, forcing police to close down two major streets.
Police in Paris sealed off roads around the U.S. Embassy early Saturday.
In Berlin police said several store windows were smashed overnight and walls were painted with slogans referring to George Floyd’s death.