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Several U.S. National Guard troops were asked to join and march with thousands protesting against the death of George Floyd in Los Angeles on Wednesday. As they couldn’t leave their posts, the soldiers took a knee alongside protesters, a symbolic gesture to protest police brutality.
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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.