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It’s been one year since George Floyd was killed by police in the U.S. city of Minneapolis. In the city’s square where the 46-year-old lost his life, a peaceful ceremony of remembrance was held on Tuesday. In Washington D.C., members of Floyd’s family met President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris and urged Congress to pass a police reform bill to prevent this type of tragedy from happening again.CGTN YouTube Channel
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