George Floyd’s death became a symbol for racial injustice. Racism also played a role in his life.

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    George Floyd’s death became a symbol of injustice and police brutality around the world. Those who knew him best in his Houston neighborhood say it was a stark reminder of the racism they’ve faced all their lives. Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/national/george-floyd-america/systemic-racism/. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK Follow us: Twitter: https://twitter.com/washingtonpost Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/washingtonpost/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/washingtonpost/

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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.

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