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Photos show how the Black Lives Matter protests compare to civil rights demonstrations in the 1960s

INSIDER Logo By sgrindell@insider.com (Samantha Grindell) of INSIDER | Slide 2 of 21: Protests began in Minneapolis on Tuesday, May 26, following the death of George Floyd.Floyd, 46, died on May 25 after a white police officer knelt on his neck as Floyd begged the officer to stop and told him he couldn't breathe.Protesters in Minneapolis were seen standing unarmed across from a group of officers, who held batons and hid behind face shields.

A group of protesters confronted the police in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 2020.

Protests began in Minneapolis on Tuesday, May 26, following the death of George Floyd.

Floyd, 46, died on May 25 after a white police officer knelt on his neck as Floyd begged the officer to stop and told him he couldn't breathe.

Protesters in Minneapolis were seen standing unarmed across from a group of officers, who held batons and hid behind face shields.

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