As thousands of people around the country protest to demand justice for George Floyd and police accountability, video-documented law enforcement abuse continues to spur fresh outrage. Peaceful demonstrations have been met with tear gas and rubber bullets, and instances of police brutality continue to mount. As public outcry reaches a fever pitch, community leaders are working to implement solutions.
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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.