World uneasily watches US protests but US racism seen before

LONDON (AP) — Nations around the world have watched in horror at the five days of civil unrest in the United States following the death of a black man in policy custody. But few have been surprised. Racism-tinged events no longer startle even America’s closest allies, though many have watched coverage with concern. Burning cars and American riot police featured on newspaper front pages Sunday around the globe _ bumping news of the COVID-19 pandemic to second-tier status. Spontaneous anti-racism protests have taken place in Berlin and London.