29 May 2020 - Protests over George Floyd's death spread nationwide
Over 500 National Guard soldiers arrive in Minneapolis area as protests grow over George Floyd's death
Faith Karimi and Sara Sidner (CNN, 29/05/2020)
Over 500 Minnesota National Guard soldiers arrived in Minneapolis and surrounding areas as protests erupted for a third night over the death of a black man while in police custody.
Angry crowds have gathered in cities nationwide to demand justice after the death of George Floyd following his arrest Monday.
FBI investigates death of black man after footage shows officer kneeling on his neck
Kenya Evelyn (The Guardian, 27/05/2020)
The FBI and authorities in Minnesota have launched investigations into the death of an African American man after an incident, captured on video, in which a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck as he lay on the ground.
In the footage the man, later identified as George Floyd, 46, can be heard to shout “I cannot breathe” and “Don’t kill me!” He then becomes motionless, eyes closed, face-first on the road.
Why Is Police Brutality Still Happening?
Spencer Bokat-Lindell (The New York Times, 28/05/2020)
Six years ago this August, Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old who had just graduated from high school, was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. His death, along with those of so many others, set off a national debate about how to reduce police violence. But the deaths of George Floyd in Minneapolis this week and of Breonna Taylor in March are a painful reminder of just how little has changed.
John Boyega: Star Wars actor rails against racism after George Floyd death
(BBC News, 28/05/2020)
The Star Wars actor posted about his hatred of racists on Wednesday following the death of an unarmed black man in police custody in the US.
He added that "WHITE on BLACK racism" had "ruined the world", which sparked responses about other forms of racism.
He later doubled down against "racist white people" in an Instagram live.