Journalist ducks for cover after gunshots heard near George Floyd Memorial Square

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    An Associated Press journalist had to duck for cover during a report from George Floyd Memorial Square in Minneapolis as gunshots rang out nearby. Philip Crowther was covering the first anniversary of George Floyd’s death from the intersection where Floyd died and reported hearing about 30 gunshots from two blocks away. Local authorities later reported one person was treated for a non life-threatening gunshot wound. Marches and vigils were held across the US to mark one year since George Floyd’s death

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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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