George Floyd protests are set to hit Hyde Park, Sydney, Australia this week

Rallies will be held in Sydney this week as violent race riots continue to sweep the U.S. following the alleged murder of African-American man George Floyd at the hands of a white cop.

Tens of thousands of Americans have been protesting after Floyd's death ignited nationwide outrage over police brutality and systemic racism.

Floyd, a 46-year-old father-of-two, was filmed gasping for breath as Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for eight minutes before he died in custody of the Minneapolis Police Department on Monday.

Minnesota - where Floyd died - has born the brunt of the protests which began there Tuesday before fanning out across the country.  

The 'BLM (Black Lives Matter) & George Floyd Peaceful Protest Sydney' rally will take place at Hyde Park, in the CBD, on Wednesday at 5pm.

The 'BLM (Black Lives Matter) & George Floyd Peaceful Protest Sydney' will take place at Hyde Park, in the CBD, on Wednesday at 5pm, with event organisers promising a 'peaceful protest'

The 'BLM (Black Lives Matter) & George Floyd Peaceful Protest Sydney' will take place at Hyde Park, in the CBD, on Wednesday at 5pm, with event organisers promising a 'peaceful protest' 

'This is a PEACEFUL PROTEST for the misrepresentation of our Indigenous population in the legal system, as well as in solidarity to George Floyd,' the Facebook event read. Pictured: Protestors are seen during the Invasion Day rally in Brisbane, January 26, 2020

'This is a PEACEFUL PROTEST for the misrepresentation of our Indigenous population in the legal system, as well as in solidarity to George Floyd,' the Facebook event read. Pictured: Protestors are seen during the Invasion Day rally in Brisbane, January 26, 2020

'This is a PEACEFUL PROTEST for the misrepresentation of our Indigenous population in the legal system, as well as in solidarity to George Floyd,' the Facebook event read. 

'Although Australia is far from where the [alleged] murder took place, we have a voice. We stand with Minneapolis and their people calling for a raise in the degree.

'Australia however, is not exempt from injustices faced for people of colour and the Indigenous population.'

So far 900 people said they will be attending Sydney's protest, with nearly 3,000 interested in going.  

In Minneapolis, riots spiralled out of control Saturday night local time as cop cars were torched, stores were looted and at least 11 states activated the National Guard on a fifth night of protests that show no signs of stopping.  

Charlotte, North Carolina: Demonstrators chant and raise their arms during a protest in downtown Charlotte on Saturday

Charlotte, North Carolina: Demonstrators chant and raise their arms during a protest in downtown Charlotte on Saturday 

Charlotte, North Carolina: Police stand guard during a protest in downtown Charlotte Saturday night

Charlotte, North Carolina: Police stand guard during a protest in downtown Charlotte Saturday night 

Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, was filmed gasping for breath as a white officer kneeled on his neck for eight minutes before he died in custody of the Minneapolis Police Department on Monday

Officer Derek Chauvin (pictured) was identified as the officer pinning down George Floyd in video footage that was widely shared on Tuesday

Officer Derek Chauvin (pictured) was identified as the officer pinning down George Floyd in video footage that was widely shared on Tuesday 

At least three people were killed during protests across the US and dozens more were injured. In Minneapolis, protesters were seen fleeing after cops

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