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Austin protesters decry police-involved deaths of George Floyd, Michael Ramos

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In Austin, George Floyd's death brought back memories of Michael Ramos, who was killed by an Austin police officer in April 2020.
 
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Experts say disturbing videos surrounding the recent deaths of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery will take a psychological toll on many in the black community.

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