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George Floyd's Death in US: Thousands Demonstrate against Racism in New Zealand's Largest City Auckland

People react during a protest against the death in Minneapolis police custody of African-American man George Floyd, London, Britain, May 31, 2020. REUTERS/John Sibley

People react during a protest against the death in Minneapolis police custody of African-American man George Floyd, London, Britain, May 31, 2020. REUTERS/John Sibley

Hundreds more joined protests and vigils elsewhere in the country, on a day that was a public holiday.

Several thousand people marched Monday in New Zealand's largest city, Auckland, to protest George Floyd's death and show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

The protesters marched from Aotea Square to the US consulate, where they kneeled. They held banners with slogans such as "I can't breathe" and "The Real Virus is Racism".

Hundreds more joined protests and vigils elsewhere in the country, on a day that was a public holiday. The protests were peaceful. Protesters said they were also standing up against police violence and racism in New Zealand.