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Amid protests in the US, these scenes from New York show police officers taking the knee in solidarity with peaceful campaigners:
Members of the NYPD took the knee during protests against George Floyd’s death, kneeling alongside demonstrators in New York.QuickTake by Bloomberg YouTube Channel
“I appreciate you. Thank you for kneeling.”
Violence erupted in dozens of cities following the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in Minneapolis after a white police officer pressed a knee into his neck for more than eight minutes. Some demonstrators broke off to rampage through shopping districts, including Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills and Michigan Avenue in Chicago, and set fire to police cars and municipal buildings.
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.