Tongan Protestors

Tongans stand in solidarity with US protestors

Floyd died in police custody in Minneapolis over a week ago.  

Showing their solidarity with the protestors in the United States against Police brutality, the Tongans and other Pacific islanders were part of the crowd that attempted to reach the US consulate in Auckland. However, it was closed off by New Zealand Police.

The protest was initiated by a number of activists and groups in New Zealand, including UFC champion Israel Adesanya, the Polynesian Panthers and Parris Goebel, a popular Kiwi-Samoan hip hop choreographer in Auckland.