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Tag: Floyd

George Floyd hailed as ‘cornerstone of a movement’ at funeral; family calls for justice

A man raises his hand in solidarity as the coffin of George Floyd, whose death in Minneapolis police custody has sparked nationwide protests against racial inequality, is seen in a horse-drawn carriage as it enters the Houston Memorial Gardens cemetery in Pearland, Texas, U.S., June 9, 2020. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Houston, June 10 (Reuters) - George Floyd, a black man whose death under the knee of a white police officer roused worldwide protests against racial injustice, was memorialized at his funeral on Tuesday as “an ordinary brother” transformed by fate into the “cornerstone of a movement.” During a four-hour service broadcast live on every major U.S. television network from a ...

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George Floyd: Music industry to take part in ‘Blackout Tuesday’ in solidarity with Black Lives Matter protests

People run out of a smoke shop with smoking instruments after breaking in as police arrive on June 1 in New York City, New York.

June 2 (Independent) - Some of the leading names in the music industry are participating in “Blackout Tuesday” amid calls for change in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Protests erupted around the US after a video emerged showing a white Minnesota police officer kneeling on Floyd’s neck for nine minutes during an arrest in Minneapolis. In solidarity with the ...

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