Washington mayor Muriel Bowser on Friday renamed an area near the White House as “Black Lives Matter Plaza” and unveiled a giant painted road sign, in a pointed salvo to President Trump over the policing of DC.
The protests are focused on the May 25 death in Minneapolis of 46-year-old black man George Floyd while in police custody. A white officer kneeled on his neck until he lost consciousness.
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That officer and three others are now in custody and facing charges – second-degree murder for the kneeling officer, and aiding and abetting that crime for his colleagues.
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