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[PHOTOS] Dog joins 'black lives matter' protesters outside US Embassy

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• Carrying placards with messages including 'Defund the police', the group called for an end to discrimination.

• This follows more than two weeks of protests in the US following the killing of African American George Floyd after a white policeman put his knee on the man's neck for close to nine minutes.

Protesters outside the US embassy calling for an end to racism and police brutality on June 9, 2020.
Protesters outside the US embassy calling for an end to racism and police brutality on June 9, 2020.
Image: ANDREW KASUKU

Supporters of the 'Black lives matter' movement held a peaceful protest against racism and police brutality outside the US Embassy in Gigiri on Tuesday.

Carrying placards with messages including 'Defund the police', the group called for an end to discrimination.

This follows more than two weeks of protests in the US following the killing of African American George Floyd after a white policeman put his knee on the man's neck for close to nine minutes.

The officer was fired and charged with second degree murder.

A three-year-old dog named Skoot was not left behind in the protests held in Gigiri as she donned a placard written 'Black lives matter'.

This is the second time the dog is taking part in a protest.

She accompanied the owner, Susan Tilson, when she protested against gun violence and advocating for gun control in America three years ago.

Protests have been gaining momentum in Kenya with a protest in Mathare on Monday organised by mothers of victims and survivors of police brutality and another on Tuesday held outside Parliament buildings.

A three-year-old pet dog named Skoot with a placard written Black Lives Matter looks on as protesters hold Black Lives Matter march to protest against the killing of black men by police in the US and calling for an end in police brutality in Kenya outside US Embassy, Nairobi on June 9, 2020
A three-year-old pet dog named Skoot with a placard written Black Lives Matter looks on as protesters hold Black Lives Matter march to protest against the killing of black men by police in the US and calling for an end in police brutality in Kenya outside US Embassy, Nairobi on June 9, 2020
Image: ANDREW KASUKU
Protesters hold Black Lives Matter march during a protest against the killing of black men by police in the US and calling for an end in police brutality in Kenya outside US Embassy, Nairobi on June 9, 2020
Protesters hold Black Lives Matter march during a protest against the killing of black men by police in the US and calling for an end in police brutality in Kenya outside US Embassy, Nairobi on June 9, 2020
Image: ANDREW KASUKU
Protesters outside the US embassy calling for an end to racism and police brutality on June 9, 2020.
Protesters outside the US embassy calling for an end to racism and police brutality on June 9, 2020.
Image: ANDREW KASUKU
A group of protesters lie on the ground while chanting 'I can't breathe' during a Black Lives Matter march to protest against the killing of black men by police in the US and calling for an end in police brutality in Kenya outside US Embassy, Nairobi on June 9, 2020
A group of protesters lie on the ground while chanting 'I can't breathe' during a Black Lives Matter march to protest against the killing of black men by police in the US and calling for an end in police brutality in Kenya outside US Embassy, Nairobi on June 9, 2020
A placard protesting against racism on June 9, 2020.
A placard protesting against racism on June 9, 2020.
Protesters hold Black Lives Matter march during a protest against the killing of black men by police in the US and calling for an end in police brutality in Kenya outside US Embassy, Nairobi on June 9, 2020
Protesters hold Black Lives Matter march during a protest against the killing of black men by police in the US and calling for an end in police brutality in Kenya outside US Embassy, Nairobi on June 9, 2020
Protesters hold Black Lives Matter march during a protest against the killing of black men by police in the US and calling for an end in police brutality in Kenya outside US Embassy, Nairobi on June 9, 2020
Protesters hold Black Lives Matter march during a protest against the killing of black men by police in the US and calling for an end in police brutality in Kenya outside US Embassy, Nairobi on June 9, 2020
Protesters outside the US embassy calling for an end to racism and police brutality on June 9, 2020.
Protesters outside the US embassy calling for an end to racism and police brutality on June 9, 2020.
A group of protesters lie on the ground while chanting 'I can't breathe' during a Black Lives Matter march to protest against the killing of black men by police in the US and calling for an end in police brutality in Kenya outside US Embassy, Nairobi on June 9, 2020
A group of protesters lie on the ground while chanting 'I can't breathe' during a Black Lives Matter march to protest against the killing of black men by police in the US and calling for an end in police brutality in Kenya outside US Embassy, Nairobi on June 9, 2020
Image: ANDREW KASUKU