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“Black Lives Matter” protests have erupted across the United States. The demonstrations came after an unarmed black man, identified as George Floyd, died in police custody on Monday in Minneapolis. Protesters assembled in more than 30 U.S. cities, chanting “Black lives matter” and “I can’t breathe” a rallying cry echoing Floyd’s dying words, as a white police officer knelt on his neck. At least eight states and the District of Columbia have either activated or requested the National Guard to assist in handling the protests.CGTN YouTube Channel
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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.