The murder of George Floyd has led to protests, many of them violent, in a number of American cities. At least 40 cities have imposed curfews, and the National Guard been activated in 15 states.
There have been protests internationally as well, in Brazil, Australia, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand, among others. Several thousand protestors marched Monday in New Zealand's largest city, Auckland, to protest Floyd's death and to show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.
Among the protesters across the street from the US embassy was Nigerian-born New Zealand UFC middleweight Israel Adesanya.
"We've been marching for so long, but it's not about us now," said Adesanya. "Shout to the white people, to the people of different races here, because we need you. We need you to speak up. We need you to say something, because ... I'm sick of seeing the faces of those who have been killed. Because guess what, I see my face in them."