PHOTOS: EFF-Led Protests Outside the US Embassy in Pretoria

On Monday (7 June), members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) gathered outside the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria (as well as at consulates in Johannesburg and Cape Town), in condemnation of the killing of George Floyd… whose death in the US has kindled global protest and debate about justice, prejudice and police brutality. Demonstrators branded placards in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. EFF Leader Julius Malema addressed crowds whilst wearing a black shirt with the words “I Can’t Breathe” (referring to Floyd’s last words). In a fiery speech Malema spoke of xenophobia, police corruption and ongoing racial segregation in South Africa. Photos by Tom Brown.

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Buses transported a reported several hundred demonstrators, who branded placards in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
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Demonstrator leaning against the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria’s boundary fence
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Demonstrator carry’s placard with images of police brutality in Cameroon, next to the image of George Floyd – U.S. Embassy Pretoria
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Protestor outside the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria
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Placards, messages and flowers (many left by apolitical protestors over the weekend) adorn many of the trees, poles and even dustbins, surrounding the U.S. Embassy.

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Tom Brown is a South African photojournalist based between India and South Africa, specializing in street, event and documentary photography. Follow Tom on Instagram: @pseudoesc