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Photos: Protests over George Floyd's death around the world

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On May 25, 2020, George Floyd, an African-American man, died while under police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. In a video that went viral, police officer Derek Chauvin was seen pressing his knee on Floyd's neck to restrain him while he was pinned to the ground. The action, which lasted several minutes, was marked by Floyd's call for help, repeating the phrase "I can't breathe." He was taken to the Hennepin County Medical Center but was declared dead.

It sparked off a global outrage and demonstrators gathered on streets to protest violence against blacks and the police strong-arming victims. While protests in the Minneapolis–Saint Paul region was peaceful at first, it soon turned violent as several public and private properties were vandalized, resulting in violent clashes between the police and the demonstrators. Over time, the protests and violence spread over to other American states such as New York and Washington. 

Take a look at photos of the ongoing protests from the U.S. and other nations as well. 

(Pictured) Protesters and police officers stand face-to-face near the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on May 31. 

© Alex Brandon/AP Photo
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