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World alarmed by violence in US; thousands march in London

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Posted at 11:06 AM, May 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-31 11:06:16-04

LONDON -- Nations around the world have watched in horror at the five days of civil unrest in the United States following the death of a black man in police custody.

But few have been surprised.

Racism-tinged events no longer startle even America’s closest allies, though many have watched coverage with concern.

Burning cars and American riot police featured on newspaper front pages Sunday around the globe.

The story bumped news of the COVID-19 pandemic to second-tier status.

Thousands marched in London.