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Factbox: Killing of Minnesota black man in 'I can't breathe' case sparks U.S. protests

Reuters Friday, 29 May 2020
The killing of George Floyd, a Minneapolis black man who died after being pinned by the neck by a white police officer's knee, has triggered a wave of protests across the country, with more demonstrations expected on Friday.
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