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CGTN published this video item, entitled “One-year anniversary of George Floyd’s death marked by memorial events” – below is their description.
Tuesday marked one year since George Floyd died after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin held his knee on Floyd’s neck as he pleaded for air. The death sparked worldwide protests and calls for U.S. police reform. The Biden administration had urged Congress to pass the George Floyd Judicial Policing Act before the first anniversary of his death, but that effort has stalled.CGTN YouTube Channel
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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.