It’s been just over one week since African American man George Floyd was allegedly killed by police while held in custody in Minneapolis USA. Black lives Matter protests have started all over the world including through the streets of Sydney last night.

These protests are not new, in fact they have a deep history in both the United States and Australia.

Dr David Smith, from the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, spoke to 2ser about the parallels and differences between the Black Lives Matter protests and those during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s.