On May 25, 2020, George Floyd (46 year old African American man) was killed by Derek Chauvin (a white police officer.) He was murdered by the officer kneeling on his throat preventing him from being able to breathe. Ex-officer Chauvin continued to restrain Floyd as he repeatedly said, "I can't breathe", "Mama", and "please".
There are global protests against the use of excessive force by police officers and lack of police accountability for their actions. Many stores are looted, cities are burned, and protesters are being severely injured or killed. Policemen are using rubber bullets and tear gas in an attempt to control the situation. Floyd's death has been used to highlight the underlying issue of racism throughout America with the numerous injustices done to people of color. Many people have spoken up and protested against the corruption of the government- specifically their unacceptable lack of effective response to the protests and the unfair treatment of people of color throughout history.
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