Video footage emerged showing, George Floyd, 46, groaning "please, I can't breathe" and "don't kill me" as a white policeman kneels on his neck.
George Floyd's death sparked nationwide protests demanding a reckoning with institutional racism that have sometimes resulted in clashes with police, but many officers took a less aggressive stance over the weekend when demonstrations were overwhelmingly peaceful.
Chanting "No justice! No peace!" and waving placards with the words "How many more?” at Trafalgar Square, the protesters ignored UK government rules banning crowds because of the pandemic.
The arrest and handcuffing of a black CNN journalist by police in Minneapolis — even as he was reporting live on camera following the death of George Floyd — may have drawn the widest coverage.
Sure every life matters no matter what colour or caste or the boxes that humans seek to put them into. However, that’s very good on paper. Reality is different. And tiring (“Protests over Floyd’s killing spread across US,” May 31, Gulf Today).
With protests over last week's police killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, surging into a second weekend, President Donald Trump sparked fresh controversy by saying it was a "great day" for Floyd.
In Victoria in Australia's southeast, which is still battling outbreaks of the new coronavirus and where social distancing rules allow for gatherings of no more than 20 people, health authorities were urging people not to attend the rallies.
The resignations were confirmed by the police union and two law enforcement officials that spoke to ‘The Buffalo News.’ Two members of the tactical unit, which responds to riots and crowd control, were suspended without pay on Thursday after video emerged of the confrontation during the emergency curfew.
In the broad sweep of American history, certain years stand like grim mileposts. The year 1968, bathed in blood and drenched in sorrow, is one. The year 2020 may be another.