Protests demanding racial justice continue across the U.S. and beyond following the killing of #GeorgeFloyd, an unarmed black man who died after police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for several minutes. All four former Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd’s killing face criminal charges. Minneapolis city has agreed to ban the use of chokeholds by police as a way of restraining suspects during an arrest. #BlackLivesMatter
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.