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Man killed during Minneapolis police arrest in 2020

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George Floyd: Man killed during Minneapolis police arrest in 2020
George Perry Floyd Jr. was a black American man killed during an arrest in Minneapolis, Minnesota, after allegedly using counterfeit money to buy cigarettes. Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, knelt on his neck for nearly eight minutes as he lay handcuffed on the ground. After his death, protests against police violence toward black people quickly spread across the United States and internationally.

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