'Black Lives Matter' protesters vandalise Mahatma Gandhi's statue outside Indian Embassy in Washington DC; United States Park Police launch investigation
New Delhi: Mahatma Gandhi's statue outside the Indian Embassy in Washington DC has been vandalised by protesters of the ongoing 'Black Lives Matter' protests in the US.
Following the incident, the United States Park Police has launched an investigation into the matter.
Massive protests erupted across the US and also around the world to express outrage over the recent death of a black male named George Floyd in the US. Floyd died on May 25 after he was arrested and a white police officer placed his knee on Floyd's neck which allegedly led to his death.
Protesters took to the streets in France, Australia, Brazil, Argentina, New Zealand and Canada to express their anger against George Floyd's death.
Hundreds and thousands of protesters across United States extended their support to the cause of racial justice. Following the protests, US administration imposed curfew in almost 40 cities.
Hundreds of thousands of protesters and a number of businesses across the US extended their support to cause of racial justice. Many news organisations displayed black screens to protest the treatment given to the black community in the US. Protests, which broke out in Washington and New York earlier this week, spread across a number of cities in the US, prompting the administration to impose a curfew in almost 40 cities.