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George Floyd's death has sparked both violent and peaceful protests in Minneapolis, Los Angeles

USATODAY.com Thursday, 28 May 2020
George Floyd's death has caused hundreds of protesters to take over the streets all over the U.S. including Minneapolis, Memphis and Los Angeles.
 
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News video: Tense protests over the death of George Floyd

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Tense protests overnight in Minneapolis and Los Angeles. You can see large crowds that took to the street over the protest of the death of George Floyd.

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