This 4 June 2020 video from the USA says about itself:
Police Arrest Kneeling Protester for Giving Speech | NowThis
In US news and current events today, one of the most iconic and disturbing moments to come out of the Black Lives Matter protests against police brutality after the killing of George Floyd occured in Charleston, South Carolina, when 23-year-old Givionne ‘Gee’ Jordan Jr. was arrested by police for giving an impassioned plea for peace and unity.
Every peaceful protester arrested may be an affront to the 1st Amendment, which guarantees freedom of speech from the Government. The George Floyd protests have shined a spotlight on police brutality and police violence, and this example is one of the most chilling ever recorded of a peaceful protest being shut down by police overreach. BLM protests continue across the nation, while the ACLU has pledged to investigate the case of Mr. Jordan and other peaceful protesters and journalists who have been attacked by police.
That is an anti-coronavirus precautionary measure. It is because Dumfries yesterday was one of thousands of demonstrators in Rotterdam city against the murder of George Floyd and other racism. The demonstration was near the Erasmus bridge, where it was expected that there would be enough space for spatial distancing. Still, so many more people came than expected, that for some demonstrators keeping one meter and half distance became impossible. That did not happen to Dumfries. Still, as a precaution, he will now train separately.
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Proud Black Man Here in front of you is a proud black man. Proud of his skin color. A man that fought his way up. That has won racial slurs against him and is still confronted with this on a daily basis, and will be above it. I am standing here for my fellow man who has to deal with the same issues daily. Those who share that deep-seated pain, those who comprehend that pain. For them, I am standing here! Racism is a global problem that drastically needs to be tackled. IT’S BEEN ENOUGH! Our lineage needs to grow up in a world full of equality and chances without the feeling of being discriminated in whatsoever form. I am proud of my skin color and of the people that came today that did not stay silent. Together we shall conquer racism!! #blacklivesmatter ❤️
What happened at that Amsterdam demonstration? It was organised by two small organisations, an anti-blackface movement and an organisation of African Dutch transgender people. Both used to less than 100 people coming to their events. On Facebook, 300 people said that they intended to come. But often, people on Facebook say they will come, and then they don’t come. Police estimated about 250 people would join the anti-racism demonstration on Dam square.
The organisers painted signs on the Dam square to enable spatial distancing.
The Dam square is big enough for thousands of demonstrators. However, very many more people joined the protest than the organisers and the police expected; as this ANP photo shows. So, spatial distancing became impossible. And both the Dam square and the streets around it became crowded.
UPDATE, 18 June 2020: So far, only one person present at the Dam demonstration is known to have coronavirus. It is not known where the infection of that person happened.
After Amsterdam, there were also anti-racist protests with thousands of participants in Groningen and The Hague. There, there was enough space for everyone to safely adhere to anti-COVID-19 measures.
Translated from NOS radio:
“I see what is happening in the world and what is happening in the Netherlands,” said Depay on Wednesday evening in the television program Beau about his presence at the protests against racism. “I experienced it from an early age. I thought it was my duty to stand there.”
Depay also said that he personally still faces racism. “Recently I was called banana picker. It is not said face-to-face, but on the internet.”
A history of anti-fascism: here.