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20 Powerful George Floyd Murals Seen Around the World

These amazing murals of George Floyd honor him and encourage action in the face of police brutality, racism, and generational pain.

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To honor the life and mourn the loss of George Floyd, many artists and activists alike have taken to art to express the immense grief and anger. His death sent shockwaves throughout the world and woke up many to the reality of police brutality and racism. Many unexpected places are protesting and join the fight at last.

These large works of protest art promote solidarity, remembrance, and commitment to the causes of equality, justice, and the Black Lives Matter movement. Check out these breathtaking murals and keep the fight going.

Public Memorial For George Floyd Held In HoustonJoe Raedle/Getty Images

Houston, Texas

A man kneels in front of a memorial and mural of George Floyd on the wall of the corner store near where Floyd grew up in Houston. At the top of the mural, the writing states “forever breathing in our hearts.” Here’s how to keep supporting racial justice even after the protests are done.

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Los Angeles, California

A colorful mural by Tans is painted on a boarded up tattoo shop. The words around George Floyd’s face represent many of the things chanted at the protests that took place around the world. Educate yourself on these Black Americans you didn’t learn about in history class.

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Denver, Colorado

A mural in Denver, Colorado, on a wall along Colfax Avenue depicting Floyd and a series of flowers. Take a look at these most powerful signs seen at the Black Lives Matter protests.

Police Killing Victim George Floyd's Old Houston NeighborhoodMario Tama/Getty Images

Houston, Texas

A heart was painted on the ground in front of this mural that’s a few miles from where George Floyd grew up in Houston’s Third Ward. This is what it really means to be an ally in the movement towards equality.

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Los Angeles, California

Artist Celos finishes a mural of Floyd in downtown Los Angeles. This is what it’s like to be a black police officer right now.

Portland, Oregon on the eve of the 2020 Presidential electionsAndrew Lichtenstein/Getty Images

Portland, Oregon

As protests continue on in Portland, many buildings are covered by murals. This one showcases George Floyd as well as Black Live Matter graffiti. Here are some positive changes we’ve already seen since the anti-racism protests began.

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Manchester, England

A mural and memorial for Floyd along a busy street in Manchester, England, painted by street artist Akse. Learn why Black history month shouldn’t be a single month.

George Floyd's Brother Attends Unveiling Of Memorial Portrait In BrooklynStephanie Keith/Getty Images

Brooklyn, New York

Many people attended the unveiling of this mural in Brooklyn by artist Kenny Altidor, including George Floyd’s brother. Here’s why you need to stop asking people of color where they’re from.

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Houston, Texas

A mural in Floyd’s hometown of Houston depicts Floyd wearing a mask patterned with the American flag, surrounded by protesters, with the words, “I can’t breathe.” These everyday acts of racism don’t get talked about enough.

Black Lives Matter Rallies And Protests Held Across The ContinentCole Burston/Getty Images

Toronto, Ontario

Artist Paul Glyn-Williams finishes work on a mural in Toronto, Ontario, with Floyd’s mouth covered and the words, “I can’t breathe.” Keep working to educate yourself and learn why desegregation didn’t put an end to racism in America.

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Barcelona, Spain

A mural by TVBoy in Barcelona, Spain, depicts Floyd as an angel, holding a typical road stop sign that encourages the end of racism.

George Floyd, artists have memorialized him with murals and street art around the world, including in L.A.Gary Coronado/Getty Images

Los Angeles, California

A large mural by popular mural artist Shane Grammer shows Floyd and writes, “Rest in Peace” alongside his name. Actively seek out how to support the Black Lives Matter movement and become anti-racist.

Anti-Police Brutality Protest Held In Miami After Death Of George FloydJohnny Louis/Getty Images

Miami, Florida

A mural depicts the faces of Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Colin Kaepernick in the Overtown neighborhood of Miami, Florida

George Floyd mural in Berlin streetsAnadolu Agency/Getty Images

Berlin, Germany

A mural by Dominican artist Jesus Cruz Artiles, known as EME Freethinker, along a wall in Mauer Park in Berlin, Germany. Words matter—understand why you should stop saying, “I don’t see color.”

Mural depicting of George Floyd in Syria's IdlibAnadolu Agency/Getty Images

Idlib, Syria

Artist Aziz Asmar paints a mural in Idlib, Syria, with the face of Floyd.

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Belfast International Wall, Ireland

Marty Lyons and Micky Doherty work on a commissioned mural on the Belfast International Wall in Ireland. The graphic mural shows former police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on the neck of Floyd and the other three former police officers at the scene.

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Bethlehem, Israel

A woman stares up at a mural of George Floyd with the caption, “I can’t breathe. I want justice, Not O2” on the border wall in Israel. Try to fill in the gaps in your own understanding with these facts you didn’t know about Black history month.

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Nairobi, Kenya

Mural by artists Allan Mwangi (Mr. Detail Seven) and Brian Esendi (Bankslave) in Nairobi, Kenya, in the middle of a neighborhood. Make sure you know about these everyday expressions that are actually racist.

George Floyd, artists have memorialized him with murals and street art around the world, including in L.A.Gary Coronado/Getty Images

Los Angeles, California

A mural in Los Angeles, California is a light in the darkness surrounding it. If you’re protesting, remember to change your phone settings to protect yourself.

The makeshift memorial outside Cup Foods where George Floyd was murdered by a Minneapolis police officerJason Armond/Getty Images

Minneapolis, Minnesota

The mural and memorial in Minneapolis near where Floyd was murdered. The mural lists the names of other black lives lost to police brutality and reiterates the importance of, “saying our names.” Keep the momentum going with these powerful protests photos that show global solidarity against racial injustice.

For more on this important issue, see our guide to the Fight Against Racism.