George Floyd protests: Questions about role of white protesters

As protests and unrest continue across the US, African Americans are questioning the role of white protesters committing vandalism.

Social media has captured thousands of encounters between protesters, looters and police.

Some show white demonstrators committing violence and vandalism, while ignoring pleas from Black protesters to stop.

That has opened a tense conversation about the role of non-Blacks in the protests, who is responsible for acts of violence and destruction, and why.


Al Jazeera’s Heidi Zhou-Castro reports from the US capital, Washington, DC.