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8th Night Of Unrest As George Floyd's Family Speaks Out

Kim Buckley
Kim Buckley

8:14 AM - 3 Jun 2020



Protestors have again taken to the streets in many parts of America - defying curfews in several cities.

It's the eighth night of unrest over the death of a black man in police custody.

George Floyd died after an officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes in Minneapolis last week.

Speaking last night, the mother of his six-year-old daughter said she wanted all four officers involved in his arrest to face justice.

Speaking at a news conference at Minneapolis City Hall, Roxie Washington said Mr Floyd was a good man who loved his daughter.

Social Media was dominated by black squares yesterday as part of the Blackout Tuesday movement sparked by the death of George Floyd.

Musicians, actors, social media companies, and TV and radio stations all took part.

TikTok turned off its playlists to mark what it called the extraordinary recurrence of injustice in the Black community.

While museums and galleries postponed their online activity.

A second Black Lives Matter protest is due to go ahead in Dublin on Saturday, despite concern over COVID-19 breaches.

 



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