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# George Floyd

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Shop worker tells US court about receiving counterfeit bank note from George Floyd
Christopher Martin said that as he stood on the kerb a short time later watching Floyd’s arrest, he felt “disbelief — and guilt”.
Officer in George Floyd case gave onlookers a ‘cold’ stare, US court hears
“He just stared at us, looked at us. He had like this cold look, heartless. He didn’t care,” Darnella Frazier said in testimony.
Jurors shown video of George Floyd gasping for breath at ex-officer’s trial
Derek Chauvin is charged with unintentional second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter.
Trial under way for ex-policeman accused over death of George Floyd
Derek Chauvin, a veteran of the Minneapolis Police Department, faces murder and manslaughter charges.
Minneapolis to pay $27 million to settle lawsuit from family of George Floyd
Floyd’s death last year sparked protests in Minneapolis and elsewhere around the world.
Jury selection begins in trial of ex-policeman charged over George Floyd death
Jury selection is proceeding even as a potential appellate court ruling could halt proceedings.
Jury selection delayed in trial of US policeman charged with killing George Floyd
Floyd’s death from neck compression sparked protests against racial injustice in the US and abroad.
Jury selection begins today in the trial of US policeman charged with killing George Floyd
Floyd’s death from neck compression sparked protests against racial injustice in the US and abroad.
Police in George Floyd case to face trial together in Minneapolis
Lawyers for the four former officers had urged the judge to move the trial away from the city.
Explainer: How a US shooting sparked mass protests and sports teams walking out on matches
Jacob Blake was shot seven times by a police officer in Wisconsin on Sunday.
Meghan Markle 'devastated' by state of US upon her return from UK
The Duchess also said she wants to use her voice to raise awareness of discrimination.
Ex-police officer charged in George Floyd case faces felony tax charges
Derek Chauvin is in custody charged with second-degree murder over Mr Floyd’s death in Minneapolis.
'Get off my neck': UK police suspend officer after 'disturbing' arrest
Police in London said that the technique was not taught in police training.
George Floyd’s family sues city of Minneapolis and police officers
Floyd died on May 25 after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, pressed his knee against his neck for nearly eight minutes.
George Floyd said he couldn't breathe more than 20 times, transcripts show
Transcripts from the police officers’ body cameras, filed in court this week, show that George Floyd’s last words were “I can’t breathe.”
US judge sets George Floyd murder trial for next year
Judge Peter Cahill said he did not want the sensitive case to become a media circus with the US presidential election looming.
US House of Representatives passes police reform bill after George Floyd death
US President Donald Trump’s administration said he would veto the bill.
'I am my brother's keeper': George Floyd’s brother urges UN to investigate police killings
Philonise Floyd’s message by video was to the Human Rights Council.
Priti Patel condemns ‘unacceptable thuggery’ as ‘statue protectors’ clash with police
Hundreds of people converged on Parliament Square in London today after far-right groups, including Britain First, called on supporters to guard the monuments.
Fine Gael MEPs call for investigation into whether EU arms exports have been used against US civilians
The five MEPs co-signed a letter to Josep Borrell ahead of a debate in the EU parliament next week.
Toppled slave trader statue lifted out of Bristol harbour by council
Bristol’s mayor Marvin Rees had previously confirmed the statue would be exhibited in a museum.
George Floyd's brother challenges US Congress to ‘stop the pain’
“The people marching in the streets are telling you enough is enough. Be the leaders that this country, this world, needs. Do the right thing,” Philonise Floyd said.
CrossFit CEO resigns after outrage over George Floyd comments
A number of companies have cut ties with CrossFit in recent days.
TV show Cops axed amid racial tensions and protests
The programme had been pulled temporarily from the air in late May, but that move has now become permanent.
Controversial statues in England and Wales could go as reviews pledged amid anti-racism protests
Labour-led councils have agreed to work with their local communities to look at the “appropriateness” of certain monuments
Funeral of George Floyd takes place in Texas
The private service will end six days of mourning for the 46-year-old.
'He has not died in vain': Thousands gather in Houston to mourn George Floyd before private funeral
The death of George Floyd has triggered protests and anger in the US and beyond.
Police officer charged with killing of George Floyd appears in court
Members of the party knelt for eight minutes and 46 seconds before a sitting of Congress today.
Taylor Townsend says fans confuse her with other black tennis players
The athlete added she gets treated differently by security personnel at tournaments.
Minneapolis councillors pledge to dismantle and rebuild police department
The move comes amid nationwide protests against racism following the death of George Floyd.
Photos: Tens of thousands march in demonstrations against racism and police brutality in the US
Demonstrations also reached four other continents, ending in clashes in two European cities.
Jeff Jarvis: 'As an old, white American man, I must confess it's people like me who got us here'
Noted US journalist Jeff Jarvis says white America must learn to share its power and morally confront its racial legacies.
Two Buffalo police officers charged with assault on 75-year-old man
State governor Andrew Cuomo said of the incident: “What we saw was horrendous and disgusting, and I believe, illegal.”
Hundreds of people gather for Black Lives Matter protest at the US embassy
Thousands are expected to gather at the US Embassy today at 3pm.
Washington DC braced for largest protest yet as Biden attacks Trump for 'despicable' George Floyd comments
There were zero arrests during demonstrations in the US capital in the last two days, and a curfew has been lifted in advance of today’s protest.
Michael Jordan and Jordan brand pledge $100m in fight for racial equality
Basketball great ‘committed to protecting and improving the lives of Black people’.
'It's a great day for him': Trump suggests George Floyd would be happy about the US employment rate
Trump said the improving economy was the best thing to help improve race relations.
More Republicans rebuke Trump over lack of unity in America as memorial service held for George Floyd
After Lisa Murkowski added to the criticism of the president, he warned of the consequences if Republicans turn against him.
Dublin Lord Mayor asks people to sign book of condolence for George Floyd rather than protest tomorrow
So far, 1,900 people have signed the book of condolence for Geroge Floyd whose murder has sparked protests around the world.
Crowds gather to celebrate and mourn George Floyd at Minneapolis memorial
Civil rights activists and politicians gathered at the memorial for George Floyd, whose death has sparked protests across the US.