How can racism and alleged police brutality in the US be brought to an end? I Inside Story

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  • Anger and unrest have spread across cities in the United States over the police killing of yet another unarmed African American.
    Like others, the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis was caught on video and went viral online.
    Images of police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck for several minutes, leading to Floyd’s death, sparked anger.
    Crowds protested, demanding justice and attacking police and vehicles.
    Police in riot gear fired tear gas, rubber bullets and pepper spray
    The violence in Minneapolis prompted a tweet from President Trump, who called protesters ‘thugs’, adding ‘when the looting starts, the shooting starts’.
    So, can the government contain the unrest this time around?
    And is it able to deal with its root causes?

    Presenter: Kim Vinell

    Paris Dennard, Senior Communications Advisor for Black Media Affairs to the Republican National Committee (RNC) and Black Voices for Trump Advisory Board Member.
    Linda Sarsour, Organiser, Civil Rights Activist and Author, ‘We are not here to be Bystanders’.
    Jason Stanley, Professor of Philosophy at Yale University and Author, ‘How Fasicsm Works’.

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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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