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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.

The global movement ignited by the killing of George Floyd, an African American man, by a white police officer in the U.S. city of Minneapolis has drawn local youth and celebrities in Indonesia and other parts of Asia.

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