U.S. Protesters Defy Curfew, Take to the Streets

Jun.03 — Protests over the death of unarmed black man, George Floyd, while in police custody are continuing for an eighth consecutive night, despite curfews in cities across the country including New York City. The Pentagon says about 1600 troops have been moved to the Washington, D.C., area, but defense officials earlier distanced themselves from President Trump’s warning he could use active-duty military forces to clamp down on protests. Bloomberg’s John Harney reports on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Europe.”

In This Story: George Floyd

George Floyd was an African-American man who died on 25th May 2020 in Powderhorn, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, following police arrest. Video recording by a witness, showing Floyd repeating “Please”, “I can’t breathe”, and “Don’t kill me”, was widely circulated on social media platforms and broadcast by media. The incident led to widespread protests across the United States.

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