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George Floyd protests inspire campaigns against racism across Asia

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Protesters raise placards, including one that says Black Lives Matter, during a protest June 4 in Quezon City against a Philippine anti-terror bill that drawn concern from human rights activists.   © Reuters

JAKARTA -- The #BlackLivesMatter campaign has rippled from the U.S. into Asia, triggering echoes of solidarity and reviving calls to confront the continent's own problems of racism and injustice.

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