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The conviction of former officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd has only fired up Black Lives Matter demonstrators. They’ve poured back on to the streets, saying the police shooting of a black teenage girl on the day of the verdict just goes to show a total lack of progress
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In This Story: #BlackLivesMatter
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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.