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African-American man killed by police violence on May 25, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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George Floyd: African-American man killed by police violence on May 25, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
George Perry Floyd Jr. was an African-American man who was killed by police during an arrest in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020. Protests in response to both Floyd's death, and more broadly to police violence against black people, quickly spread across the United States and internationally.

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Most Americans support police reforms -poll [Video]

Most Americans support police reforms -poll

Most Americans, including a majority of President Donald Trump’s Republican Party, support sweeping law enforcement reforms such as a ban on chokeholds and racial profiling after the latest death of..

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Microsoft To Cops: Face It, We're Not Going To Sell Facial Recognition Tech To You [Video]

Microsoft To Cops: Face It, We're Not Going To Sell Facial Recognition Tech To You

Microsoft said Thursday it would not sell its facial-recognition technology to police departments. That is, until there is a just federal law, based in human rights, regulating the technology. Reuters..

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What Should You Do With Your Clothes After The Police Tear Gas You? [Video]

What Should You Do With Your Clothes After The Police Tear Gas You?

Since George Floyd’s death on May 25, people have gathered to protest, in groups large and small, against police brutality. To disperse crowds of protesters, law enforcement has frequently sprayed..

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Ne-Yo defends calling George Floyd's d*ath a 'sacrifice' [Video]

Ne-Yo defends calling George Floyd's d*ath a 'sacrifice'

Ne-Yo has defended calling George Floyd's d*ath a "sacrifice" at his funeral.

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Pharrell Williams calls Black Lives Matter protests 'the American Revolution 2.0' [Video]

Pharrell Williams calls Black Lives Matter protests 'the American Revolution 2.0'

Pharrell Williams believes there's currently an "American Revolution 2.0" happening in his home country following the d*ath of George Floyd.

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NASCAR Bans Confederate Flags From All Racing Events [Video]

NASCAR Bans Confederate Flags From All Racing Events

NASCAR announced on Wednesday that they are banning the Confederate flag from all racing events. The decision comes amid nationwide and international protests over the May 25th killing of George Floyd...

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'Gone with the Wind,' And 'Cops' Removed From TV [Video]

'Gone with the Wind,' And 'Cops' Removed From TV

The movie “Gone with the Wind” has been pulled from the HBO Max streaming service. The reality TV show “Cops” has also been removed from television as America is waking up to systemic racism...

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Amazon halts police use of its facial recognition technology [Video]

Amazon halts police use of its facial recognition technology

Amazon announced that it will ban police use of the company's facial recognition tool Rekognition for a year, in a blogpost dated Wednesday.

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George Floyd’s Brother Testifies in House Police Brutality Hearing [Video]

George Floyd’s Brother Testifies in House Police Brutality Hearing

Philonise Floyd appeared before Congress to emphasize the need for reforms that will hold police accountable for the wrongful deaths of Americans.

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Officer charged over Floyd's death posts bail [Video]

Officer charged over Floyd's death posts bail

One of the four former white Minneapolis police officers who were charged over the death of George Floyd, 46, a black man whose death in custody set off protests for police reform and racial justice,..

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John Cena donates $1 million to Black Lives Matter [Video]

John Cena donates $1 million to Black Lives Matter

Wrestler and actor John Cena announced that he has made a $1million dollar donation, following the death of George Floyd.

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'We demand justice': George Floyd's brother urges Congress to 'stop the pain' of police brutality [Video]

'We demand justice': George Floyd's brother urges Congress to 'stop the pain' of police brutality

'We demand justice': George Floyd's brother urges Congress to 'stop the pain' of police brutality

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Biden: US policing reforms long overdue [Video]

Biden: US policing reforms long overdue

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has called for overdue policing reforms following the death of George Floyd. Mr Biden was speaking during a virtual NAACP town hall event on systemic racism.

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Amazon pauses police use of facial recognition [Video]

Amazon pauses police use of facial recognition

Amazon.com Inc on Wednesday said it was implementing a one-year moratorium on police use of its facial recognition software, reversing its long-time support of selling the technology to law..

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NASCAR bans confederate flags at events [Video]

NASCAR bans confederate flags at events

In the wake of nationwide protests against racism, NASCAR moved Wednesday to ban the Confederate flag from its racetracks and facilities. Freddie Joyner has more

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Oprah Winfrey, Ava DuVernay, Stacey Abrams & More on OWN's 'Where Do We Go From Here?' | THR News [Video]

Oprah Winfrey, Ava DuVernay, Stacey Abrams & More on OWN's 'Where Do We Go From Here?' | THR News

In the wake of the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, Winfrey hosted Black leaders to discuss policy reforms, including reparations and universal healthcare.

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George Floyd's brother to Congress: 'Stop the pain' [Video]

George Floyd's brother to Congress: 'Stop the pain'

George Floyd's younger brother took his grief to the U.S. Congress on Wednesday with an impassioned plea that lawmakers not let his brother's death be in vain, lamenting that he "didn't deserve to die..

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Brother of George Floyd addresses Congress [Video]

Brother of George Floyd addresses Congress

Philonise Floyd testifies to Congress the day after funeral services for his brother George Floyd, who has become a worldwide symbol in demonstrations over calls for changes to police practices and an..

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Biden Wants To Increase Funding For Police [Video]

Biden Wants To Increase Funding For Police

The death of George Floyd and the civil unrest that followed have left liberal politicians and activists to call for defunding police departments nationwide. However, Democratic candidate Joe Biden is..

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Demonstrators kneel for George Floyd in Brixton [Video]

Demonstrators kneel for George Floyd in Brixton

Demonstrators have taken to their knees at Windrush Square in Brixton as part of anti-racism protests that have been inspired following the death of George Floyd in the US. Report by Etemadil. Like us..

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Mourners demand justice at George Floyd's funeral [Video]

Mourners demand justice at George Floyd's funeral

"We are fighting wickedness in high places," said civil rights leader Al Sharpton in his eulogy at George Floyd's funeral.View on euronews

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George Floyd's brother to lawmakers: 'Stop the pain' [Video]

George Floyd's brother to lawmakers: 'Stop the pain'

The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives took up the issues of police violence and racial injustice in America on Wednesday in the first congressional hearing since the death of George Floyd in..

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Brussels councillor urges debate on statue of colonizer king [Video]

Brussels councillor urges debate on statue of colonizer king

Brussels councillor Pascal Smet has urged a debate on what to do with statues of Belgian King Leopold II, the brutal colonizer of what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo and a focus of local Black..

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Christopher Columbus statue pulled down, draped in burning flag in VA [Video]

Christopher Columbus statue pulled down, draped in burning flag in VA

CONTAINS PROFANITY. Protesters in Richmond, Virginia tore down a statue of Christopher Columbus on Tuesday and dragged it along the ground before dumping it in a lake.

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Trump plans order on policing, opposes major reforms

President Donald Trump on Thursday announced modest plans for an executive order on policing, while making it clear he would not support sweeping proposals in response to protests against police..
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Minneapolis police rank-and-file condemn ex-officer charged in George Floyd's death

More than a dozen Minneapolis police officers on Thursday denounced the former police officer charged with killing George Floyd and said they were prepared to embrace "change, reform and rebuilding."
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Trump plans order on police use of force, promises better training

President Donald Trump said on Thursday his administration would issue an executive order advising police departments to adopt national standards for use of force, but stopped short of more sweeping..
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Congressional Republican U.S. police reform plans delayed

The U.S. Senate's only black Republican said on Thursday he plans to introduce the party's police reform bill by the middle of next week - a delay from his previous Friday target - as Republicans..
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White Americans turn out for Floyd protests, but will they work for change?

Leslie Batson, a white office administrator from Maryland, joined the thousands of marchers protesting the killing of George Floyd in Washington, D.C., last weekend after her children asked why the..
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Lawmaker quizzes Attorney General Barr on protest surveillance

A U.S. senator on Thursday urged Attorney General Bill Barr to provide an account of how surveillance technology has been deployed against Americans during protests over the death of George Floyd, an..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: What changes are companies making in response to George Floyd protests?

The corporate response to a wave of protests over the treatment of African Americans has included pledges to increase diversity, donations to civil rights groups and, in some cases, changes in policies..
Reuters - Published

George Floyd death: Gen Mark Milley sorry for joining Trump walk to church

Gen Mark Milley says the controversial walk to a church blurred the military's role in politics.
BBC News - Published

One of four Minneapolis police charged over Floyd's death freed on bail

One of the four former Minneapolis police officers who were charged over the death of George Floyd, a black man whose death in custody set off protests for police reform and racial justice, was..
Reuters - Published

Statue of scout founder Baden-Powell to be taken down in Britain

A local authority in southern England said it would remove a statue of Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the worldwide scouting movement, the latest memorial to be taken down in the wake of anti-racism..
Reuters - Published

Confederate and Columbus statues toppled by US protesters

Statues of colonisers and slavers face a reckoning as George Floyd protests continue across the US.
BBC News - Published

George Floyd: US Soccer overturns ban on players kneeling

The decision comes after the NFL said players should be allowed to protest during the national anthem.
BBC News - Published

George Floyd: Amazon bans police use of facial recognition tech

The move comes after IBM ended its facial recognition activities amid concerns over racial bias.
BBC News - Published

NASCAR bans Confederate flag from race tracks

NASCAR on Wednesday banned the Confederate flag from all races as the sport moved to distance itself from a checkered past on race amid global protests against the death of George Floyd while in..
Reuters - Published

George Floyd death: Al-Qaeda tries to exploit US unrest

The jihadist group wants Americans to see it as "a champion of the oppressed".
BBC News - Published

After military opens door, Trump rejects removing names of Confederate leaders from U.S. bases

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday rejected any proposal to rename U.S. military bases that are named for Confederate leaders from the 1860s Civil War, dismissing appeals made in the wake of the..
Reuters - Published

George Floyd: The personal cost of filming police brutality

For bystanders who film acts of police violence, sharing their video can be a life-changing moment.
BBC News - Published

George Floyd's brother decries 'a modern-day lynching' in testimony to Congress

George Floyd's younger brother took his grief to the U.S. Congress on Wednesday with an impassioned plea that lawmakers not let his brother's death be in vain, lamenting that he "didn't deserve to die..
Reuters - Published

White House proposals on police reform being finalized, reduced immunity off table

The White House said on Wednesday it is putting the finishing touches on proposals to reform the police in the wake of George Floyd's killing while in police custody, adding that reducing immunity for..
Reuters - Published

Trump rules out renaming U.S. bases named for Confederate leaders

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday rejected any proposal to rename U.S. military bases that are named for Confederate leaders from the 1860s civil war, dismissing appeals made in the wake of the..
Reuters - Published

Voices from U.S. protests against police brutality: 'You can't just sit on the sidelines'

Americans have taken to the streets following the death of George Floyd, who died in Minneapolis on May 25 after a white police officer pinned his knee against his neck for nearly nine minutes.
Reuters - Published

George Floyd's brother tells Congress: 'He didn't deserve to die over $20'

A brother of George Floyd took his grief to the U.S. capital on Wednesday with an impassioned plea to Congress not to let his brother die in vain, lamenting that he "didn't deserve to die over $20."
Reuters - Published

Minneapolis police chief breaks off talks with officer union

The Minneapolis Police Department will withdraw from contract talks with the officer union as it seeks to end relationships that have "eroded trust" in the community and overhaul the force following..
Reuters - Published

George Floyd death: 'Stop the pain', brother tells US Congress

Philonise Floyd, whose brother's killing by a white police officer led to global protests, urges reform.
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Full text of Philonise Floyd's statement to U.S. Congress

Here is the text of the prepared testimony to a U.S. congressional hearing on Wednesday of Philonise Floyd, whose brother George Floyd's death under the knee of a white police officer roused worldwide..
Reuters - Published

George Floyd's brother asks U.S. Congress to 'stop the pain' of police killings

A brother of George Floyd, whose killing in Minneapolis sparked protests around the world, asked the U.S. Congress on Wednesday to stop the pain of black people caused by police violence.
Reuters - Published

George Floyd's brother Philonise makes plea to lawmakers

The brother of George Floyd, Philonise, urged lawmakers "to make sure his death isn’t in vain".
BBC News - Published

'Justice for George,' Floyd's brother says on way into congressional hearing

The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives took up the issues of police violence and racial injustice in America on Wednesday in the first congressional hearing since the death of George Floyd in..
Reuters - Published

Black female MPs condemn racist abuse and death threats they have received for supporting George Floyd protests

Attacks a 'reminder of why demonstrations had to happen in the first place', says Bell Ribeiro-Addy
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George Floyd protests: What do 'thug' 'white privilege' and 'ally' mean?

Protests following the death of George Floyd have brought some important phrases into the spotlight.
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Protests 'to change the whole wide world' following Floyd's funeral

Protesters will take to the streets across the United States again on Wednesday one day after the funeral of George Floyd, whose death in police custody has ignited the biggest surge of anti-racism..
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U.S. companies vow to fight racism but face critics on diversity

In the past, U.S. corporations have largely remained silent as protests erupted over killings of African-Americans by police officers. That changed with the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis,..
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George Floyd's brother to address U.S. House panel on police reforms

One of the brothers of George Floyd, whose death in Minneapolis sparked protests around the world, is due to speak to a Democratic-led congressional panel on Wednesday as lawmakers take on the twin..
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George Floyd: More work needed to tackle racism - Met chief

The UK's most senior black and minority ethnic officer says police "need to listen to communities".
BBC News - Published

US cop show cancelled after George Floyd death

Cops, which first aired in 1989, is pulled off air as US protests continue over police brutality.
BBC News - Published

George Floyd: Twitter to make Juneteenth a company holiday

Juneteenth is celebrated on 19 June to commemorate the end of slavery in the US.
BBC News - Published

Factbox: Corporations pledge $1.7 billion to address racism, injustice

Corporations have pledged more than $1.7 billion for racial and social justice causes amid worldwide protests over the death of George Floyd, an African-American man who died after a Minneapolis police..
Reuters - Published

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