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Civil unrest flares again after Minneapolis policeman charged with murdering George Floyd

Reuters Saturday, 30 May 2020
The white former Minneapolis police officer shown in video footage using his knee to pin an unarmed black man's neck to the street was charged with murder on Friday in the man's death, an incident that has unleashed four nights of violent protests.
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The former Minneapolis police officer seen kneeling on George Floyd’s neck before his death has now been charged with the man's murder, authorities announced Friday.

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