June 18, 2020

US Forces Korea Permits Racial Injustice Protests on Bases

Source: Military.com

Journalist: Richard Sisk

The demonstrators were like those protesting in cities across the United States.

Many wore T-shirts saying "Black Lives Matter" and "I Can't Breathe," and they took a knee in silence for nearly nine minutes to match the time that a white police officer kneeled on the neck of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25. They held candlelight vigils and heard speeches on the evils of racism in a show of solidarity with the similar and ongoing protests across America over Floyd's death.

But there were two major differences between the demonstrations in the U.S. and those that took place in South Korea earlier this month.

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