How the world sees the George Floyd protests

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Zack, Jenn, and Alex discuss the global impact of the anti-police violence protests in America. They talk about large solidarity protests across Europe, explaining why and how they’re such a big deal, and how police violence against foreign journalists is affecting relationships with key allies like Australia. They also talk about how hostile dictatorships, like China and Iran, are exploiting racial tensions to hurt America’s global image and deflect criticism from their own human rights abuses — a tactic with deep Cold War roots.

CORRECTION: We misstated the Canadian city that saw a recent police crackdown against protesters. That occurred in Montreal. We regret the error.

References:

Here’s Vox’s story on the Lafayette Square attack by federal officials.

Friend of the show Jen Kirby has a great piece on how the Floyd protests have gone global.

The decolonization statistics Jenn cited come from the State Department.

You can read more about the European cases Alex listed here.

Alex wrote on the US-Australia rift over the attack on two Australian journalists.

Here’s Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pausing for 21 seconds after fielding a question on events in the US.

Time magazine had a good piece on US adversaries using the protests to criticize America.

Hosts:

Zack Beauchamp (@zackbeauchamp), senior correspondent, Vox

Jennifer Williams (@jenn_ruth), senior foreign editor, Vox

Alex Ward (@AlexWardVox), national security reporter, Vox

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