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June 1 George Floyd protest news

04:08 - Source: CNN
Crowds at George Floyd memorial take knee with his brother

What you need to know

  • Protests erupted for a seventh day across the US over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • At least 40 cities imposed curfews and National Guard members have been activated in at least 23 states and Washington, DC.
  • An independent autopsy found Floyd died from “asphyxiation from sustained pressure,” while the Hennepin County Medical Examiner found “no physical findings” to “support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxia or strangulation.”
  • One former officer who was seen with his knee on Floyd’s neck was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter — but protesters say the charge doesn’t go far enough, and are demanding charges for the other officers involved.
  • President Trump declared himself “your president of law and order” during remarks from the Rose Garden Monday night.


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