US Congress, Trump contest police reforms after protests

Just one day after George Floyd was laid to rest, his brother testified at a congressional hearing looking at racial inequality and police violence in the United States.
Philonise Floyd called his brother’s death a “modern-day lynching in broad daylight” and urged politicians to “stop the pain”.

Al Jazeera’s Heidi Zhou-Castro reports from Washington, DC.

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