US crime: Increase in violence across several cities

In the United States, the rate of street crimes is usually high during the summer.
But this year, it has been much worse, with hundreds killed or injured.
Some say there are fewer officers because of the pandemic.
Others blame extra deployments to protests over the killing of George Floyd.
Al Jazeera’s John Hendren reports from Chicago, US.

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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.

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