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In Pictures: We Can’t Breathe Protest at US Embassy in Oslo

Written by Melanie Coffee and Ka Man Mak
Photos by Ka Man Mak.

The demonstration, “We Can’t Breathe – Justice for George Floyd” was organized by the Oslo African rights organization ARISE and University of Oslo’s African Student Association on 5th June between 4pm and 7pm.

The organisers planned for a human chain of 750 people, standing 1 meter apart, at downtown Oslo to respect corona infection control rules.  Also, a small gathering of 50 people was to be outside the US Embassy.

Instead, as many as 15,000 converged in front of the Norwegian Parliament (Stortinget) and several hundred were outside the US Embassy in Oslo.

Demonstrators knelt outside the US Embassy for several minutes during a short speech in a peaceful assembly. Not long afterward, demonstrators left to join the movement outside the Norwegian Parliament. Some chose to walk, others took the metro train to Stortinget station.

Photo: Ka Man Mak / The Oslo Desk
We Can’t Breathe demonstration organised by ARISE and African Student Association in Oslo, at US Embassy. Photo: Ka Man Mak / The Oslo Desk
Photo: Ka Man Mak / The Oslo Desk
Photo: Ka Man Mak / The Oslo Desk
Photo: Ka Man Mak / The Oslo Desk
Photo: Ka Man Mak / The Oslo Desk
Photo: Ka Man Mak / The Oslo Desk
Photo: Ka Man Mak / The Oslo Desk
We Can’t Breathe demonstration organised by ARISE and African Student Association in Oslo, at US Embassy. Photo: Ka Man Mak / The Oslo Desk
People leaving US Embassy to head to the demonstration outside Norwegian Parliament. Photo: Ka Man Mak / The Oslo Desk
Photo: Ka Man Mak / The Oslo Desk
Photo: Ka Man Mak / The Oslo Desk
Photo: Ka Man Mak / The Oslo Desk
Photo: Ka Man Mak / The Oslo Desk
Photo: Ka Man Mak / The Oslo Desk
Photo: Ka Man Mak / The Oslo Desk
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Ka Man Mak
Ka Man Mak

Ka Man is an investigative journalist, documentary photographer, and social entrepreneur, as well as the founder of The Oslo Desk. She is a British-born Hong Konger residing in Oslo, Norway. She holds a Master in Environmental Geoscience and have taken numerous diplomas including child psychology, and a course in big data analytics at OsloMet. Made numerous publications in newsletters, magazines and Norwegian newspapers. Interested in edtech, constructive journalism, women in migration, Cantonese language, alternatives to capitalism and asylum policy.