This year, Juneteenth’s celebrations will come against a backdrop of nationwide protests for racial justice following the killing of George Floyd. Nancy Pelosi ordered the removal of confederate portraits. Story by Jean-Emile Jammine.
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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.