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There have been protests throughout the week in solidarity with Black Lives Matter – and they have only gained momentum in the last two days.

In London, Protesters have used the movement not only to show solidarity, but also to address issues of racial injustice in their country.

“I feel that what happened in the United States was a spark that spread everywhere. And (racism) happened here, I experienced it,” a London protester told CNN earlier today.

Another protester said: “When you see this happening around the world, you feel like a part of yourself is dying.”

A protester is confronted by a police officer during a June Black Lives Matter protest in London. Alex Pantling / Getty Images

Australia, Protests this week took place in almost all major cities of yesterday – Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and many more.

Protesters here are also looking at racism within the country – especially the country’s indigenous peoples who have long faced discrimination, marginalization, mass executions and deaths in police custody.

The protests came after a 17-year-old tribal boy was injured by a Sydney policeman on Monday.

Indigenous protesters hold a traditional smoking ceremony at Town Hall in Sydney, Australia in June.
Indigenous protesters conduct a traditional themed smoking ceremony at Town Hall in Sydney, Australia June Lisa Mary Williams / Getty Images

In Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attended a Black Live Matter rally in Ottawa on Saturday. He knelt with protesters for 8 minutes and 46 seconds – the same amount of time that police officer George Floyd knelt on his neck.

Several attendees thanked him for being there – but not everyone was thrilled with his support, some point out. His Blackface history.

The Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau fell to his knees on June 5, during the Black Lives Matter protest on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada.
The Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau fell to his knees on June 5, during the Black Lives Matter protest on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada. Dave Chan / AFP / Getty Images

Other protests around the world Took place in countries from Lebanon to South Korea to South Africa.

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