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PHOTOS: Athens protests against police violence, then and now

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Years pass between large-scale protests against police violence and racial injustices, but many of these protesters' messages remain the same.

Protests that began in Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd have inspired people around the world to protest police violence and racial injustices against black people. In 2020, the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery prompted a nationwide movement. In 2012, 2014 and 2016 the deaths of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Philando Castile and Alton Sterling engendered similar protests.

The Red & Black took a look back at Athens’ protests that fought against these injustices from 2012, 2014 and 2016 and compared photos to the protests happening right now.

Correction: A previous version of this story misattributed the organizer of the 2016 protests. The Red & Black regrets this error, and it has since been fixed.

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