David Sladek

Photographer, journalist
   
George Floyd protest, London, 31/05/2020
Location: Surrey, UK
Nationality: Czech
Biography: David Sládek is Czech independent photojournalist and photodocumentarist living in London and a former reporter for the Czech News Agency. Since moving to London more than a decade ago he has been focusing his photographic work on life of... read on
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George Floyd protest, London, 31/05/2020
Copyright david sladek 2021
Date of Work 05/31/20 - 05/31/20
Updated 06/01/20
Location London, UK
Thousands of protesters filled streets of London in defiance of COVID-19 restrictions to protest against killing of George Floyd, who died after a Minnesota police officer kneeled on his neck ignoring calls for help from the suffocating man. Video of the incident sparked massive uprising across the US and many world cities are joining the protest against perceived institutionalized racism in the American police and society. Londoners marched from Trafalgar Square to the US Embassy and kneeled while chanting 'I can't breathe' several times. Protest simmered till the evening hours when a standoff between a group of protesters and vast numbers of police officers ended with several arrests. More protests are planned in London for the coming week.
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