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“Is that what a black man is worth, 20 dollars?” George Floyd’s brother Philonise asked the U.S. Congress in an emotional plea to pass reforms that reduce police brutality. “This is 2020. Enough is enough,” he said a day after burying his brother in Houston.
Floyd’s death, which has led to a global protest against racial injustice, began with a report of a counterfeit 20 U.S.-dollar bill that a storekeeper said he tried to pass to buy cigarettes.
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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.