‘Racism is taking its last breath’: Martin Luther King’s son on the US protests | ABC News

The son of US civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr says global demonstrations following the death of George Floyd are a sign racism “is taking its last breath”.

Martin Luther King III has thrown his support behind Australia’s recent Black Lives Matter protests, declaring he’s hopeful they’ll help lead to widespread social change here and abroad.

North America correspondent James Glenday reports from Washington.

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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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