Europe seeks own response to Black Lives Matter

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Extract from article originally published on Politico, 11 June 2020 – accessible here

It took the killing of a black man in the United States, choked under the knee of a white police officer, to bring people out into the streets in Europe.

The Continent doesn’t have a good track record when it comes to tackling racism — or even admitting it exists. Despite the prevalence of racial profiling, police brutality and discrimination against non-white citizens in labor and housing markets, Europe hasn’t seen a tide-turning civil rights movement capable of making an impact on the political sphere.

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