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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Australia, officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world’s sixth-largest country by total area.
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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.