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The Black Lives Matter movement took centre stage at the 2020 BET Awards on 28 June, with tribute paid to George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and other victims of police brutality. Beyoncé, who was awarded the humanitarian award, used her speech to encourage the black community to vote ‘like our life depends on it’ in the upcoming US election
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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.