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Germany: Thousands protest Floyd killing outside Berlin's US embassy02:28

Germany: Thousands protest Floyd killing outside Berlin's US embassy

Germany, Berlin
May 30, 2020 at 21:10 GMT -00:00 · Published

Roughly 2,000 people gathered to protest the killing of George Floyd outside the US embassy in Berlin on Saturday.

Protesters wearing facemasks gathered in front of the embassy where they waved banners calling for justice for Floyd and several other African Americans killed by police in the US.

Floyd, a Houston native, died in Minneapolis earlier this week after a police officer knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes as he was recorded saying, "I can't breathe" and "Don't kill me."

Four officers involved in the incident have since been fired. The officer who knelt on Floyd was arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter on Friday.

Protests and demonstrations have taken place across the US in reaction to Floyd's death, with riots and looting also occurring in some areas.

Germany: Thousands protest Floyd killing outside Berlin's US embassy02:28
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Roughly 2,000 people gathered to protest the killing of George Floyd outside the US embassy in Berlin on Saturday.

Protesters wearing facemasks gathered in front of the embassy where they waved banners calling for justice for Floyd and several other African Americans killed by police in the US.

Floyd, a Houston native, died in Minneapolis earlier this week after a police officer knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes as he was recorded saying, "I can't breathe" and "Don't kill me."

Four officers involved in the incident have since been fired. The officer who knelt on Floyd was arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter on Friday.

Protests and demonstrations have taken place across the US in reaction to Floyd's death, with riots and looting also occurring in some areas.

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