Covering the George Floyd protests as a Black journalist | Between Us

“This is not just because of one death that was caught on camera. This is centuries of injustice, and it is boiling over.”
Journalist Malika Bilal is at the heart of the US capital, reporting on the aftermath of George Floyd’s death. Thousands of people have flooded the streets despite the risks of coronavirus. She shares her experience covering the Black Lives Matter protests in our latest “Between Us” episode.

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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