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African American George Floyd has been buried in his hometown.
He’s going to change the world – according to his brother.
It’s hoped his story will become a turning point in the fight against racism.
And that’s not just in the U.S.
Rallies over racial oppression and police brutality are spanning continents.
From the UK to Senegal, tens of thousands of people are kneeling, or chanting ‘I can’t breathe’.
The gestures represent the moments a white police officer knelt on Floyd’s neck.
So, how challenging is it to combat racism around the globe?
Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom
Treva Lindsey, Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at The Ohio State University
Thembisa Fakude, Researcher at the Al Jazeera Centre for Studies
Udo Enwereuzor, head of Race and ethnicity equality for COSPE, Cooperation for the Development of Emerging Countries
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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.