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RT published this video item, entitled “Statues of George Floyd unveiled for Juneteenth spark division” – below is their description.
Americans are divided yet again, this time over two new statues of George Floyd, whose death sparked months of civil unrest in the US and beyond, that were unveiled in Newark, New Jersey and New York. The new statues have been criticized online, with some pointing to Floyd’s criminal record.
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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.