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USA: Thousands march through Oakland demanding justice for George Floyd01:00

USA: Thousands march through Oakland demanding justice for George Floyd

United States, Oakland
June 2, 2020 at 09:17 GMT -00:00 · Published

Thousands of people took to the streets of Oakland on Monday on what has been the biggest march in the area so far during the civil unrest that began last week.

Protesters marched peacefully along Oakland's downtown and chanted anti-racist slogans. Protesters were dispersed by police before the curfew time, at 20.00 local.

Protests and demonstrations have taken place across the world, having begun in the US in reaction to Floyd's death, with riots and looting also occurring in some areas.

Floyd, a Houston native, died in Minneapolis earlier this week after a police officer knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes as he was recorded saying, "I can't breathe" and "Don't kill me."

Four officers involved in the incident have since been fired. The officer who knelt on Floyd was arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter on Friday.

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Thousands of people took to the streets of Oakland on Monday on what has been the biggest march in the area so far during the civil unrest that began last week.

Protesters marched peacefully along Oakland's downtown and chanted anti-racist slogans. Protesters were dispersed by police before the curfew time, at 20.00 local.

Protests and demonstrations have taken place across the world, having begun in the US in reaction to Floyd's death, with riots and looting also occurring in some areas.

Floyd, a Houston native, died in Minneapolis earlier this week after a police officer knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes as he was recorded saying, "I can't breathe" and "Don't kill me."

Four officers involved in the incident have since been fired. The officer who knelt on Floyd was arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter on Friday.

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