Anti-violence protests spread around US

Anti-violence protests spread around US

Protests - some turning violent - have been erupting on United States city streets after two black men were shot to death by police.

Sunday was the third straight day of demonstrations, many of which were spearheaded by the Black Lives Matter movement.

Anti-violence protests spread around US

Action wasn't just limited to the United States; protests were also staged in London as the pain of Americans was felt right around the world.

For his part, US President Barack Obama says the country isn't divided along racial lines.

Mr Obama says the actions of a few individuals don't represent everyone else.

Protests began after 32 year-old Philando Castile and 37-year-old Alton Sterling were shot dead by police.

At one of those protests in Dallas, five police officers were killed.

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani says some of the blame has to be on African Americans themselves:

"There's too much violence in the black community. So a black will die, 1 percent or less at the hands of the police and 99 percent at the hands of a civilian - most often another black."

There's a clear message that the American people are trying to get through.

That message is that black lives matter, and until that's received loud and clear, more protests will follow.