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USA: Police fire tear gas at protesters decrying George Floyd's death01:38

USA: Police fire tear gas at protesters decrying George Floyd's death

United States, Minneapolis
May 28, 2020 at 07:21 GMT -00:00 · Published

Police used tear gas and reportedly fired rubber bullets at protesters who took to the streets of Minneapolis in the late hours of Wednesday, decrying the death of George Floyd who was killed in an altercation with police officers on Monday.

Footage shows protesters sitting on the ground, waving 'We demand justice' placards and chanting George Floyd's name, a 46-year-old African American who died after one of the police officers knelt on his neck for over seven minutes as he was saying "I can't breathe."

Floyd died in hospital shortly after the encounter on Monday. Four officers involved in the incident were fired.

Several protesters throwing objects at windows could also be seen in the video.

Floyd's case echoes that of Eric Garner, who died by strangulation as the result of a chokehold by a police officer in New York City, in 2014. Garner could also be heard saying "I can't breathe" in the video of the incident.

Garner's case, along with many others, including Michael Brown, who was fatally shot by police in Ferguson in 2014, and Trayvon Martin, fatally shot in 2013 by George Zimmerman, a private citizen who was acquitted on all charges, helped inspire the Black Lives Matter movement, which calls attention to the deaths of unarmed African-American men and women, rarely resulting in criminal convictions.

USA: Police fire tear gas at protesters decrying George Floyd's death01:38
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Police used tear gas and reportedly fired rubber bullets at protesters who took to the streets of Minneapolis in the late hours of Wednesday, decrying the death of George Floyd who was killed in an altercation with police officers on Monday.

Footage shows protesters sitting on the ground, waving 'We demand justice' placards and chanting George Floyd's name, a 46-year-old African American who died after one of the police officers knelt on his neck for over seven minutes as he was saying "I can't breathe."

Floyd died in hospital shortly after the encounter on Monday. Four officers involved in the incident were fired.

Several protesters throwing objects at windows could also be seen in the video.

Floyd's case echoes that of Eric Garner, who died by strangulation as the result of a chokehold by a police officer in New York City, in 2014. Garner could also be heard saying "I can't breathe" in the video of the incident.

Garner's case, along with many others, including Michael Brown, who was fatally shot by police in Ferguson in 2014, and Trayvon Martin, fatally shot in 2013 by George Zimmerman, a private citizen who was acquitted on all charges, helped inspire the Black Lives Matter movement, which calls attention to the deaths of unarmed African-American men and women, rarely resulting in criminal convictions.

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