George Floyd vigil, protests follow sombre memorial as movement reaches 10th night

George Floyd’s memorial in Minneapolis gathered thousands of mourners, the first of three before his remains reach Houston, Texas. Protests across the US and overseas have followed, as the movement reaches its 10th consecutive night and shows no sign of winding down.

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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.

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