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George Floyd Murder: Derek Chauvin sentenced to 22 years and six months in jail

Derek Chauvin, white ex-officer convicted of murdering African-American man George Floyd in Minneapolis in May 2020 was sentenced to 22 years and six months in jail. Mr Floyd, 48, died after Chauvin knelt on his neck for nine minutes. His murder caused global protests against racism and police brutality. Chauvin, 45, was convicted of second-degree […]

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Teenager who videoed murder of George Floyd given journalism award by the Pulitzer Prize board

The teenager who filmed the murder of George Floyd by a white police officer has been given a special journalism award by the Pulitzer Prize board. Darnella Frazier, now 18, was awarded the citation for her courage, the Pulitzer committee said. Her film spurred protests for racial justice around the world and was used as […]

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George Floyd Case: Prosecutors seek 30-year prison sentence for Derek Chauvin

Prosecutors have asked for a 30-year prison sentence for the murderer of George Floyd. Former police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted for the killing in April and is due to be sentenced on 25 June. On Wednesday the prosecution said the killing had “shocked the conscience of the Nation” and demanded a long sentence. But […]

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Grand jury indicts four former Minneapolis police officers in George Floyd’s death

A¬†federal grand jury formally accused four former Minneapolis police officers in connection with the death of George Floyd, alleging the officers violated Floyd’s constitutional rights, according to court documents Minnesota court. The indictment says Derek Chauvin who was convicted last month on state murder charges in the Black man’s death, deprived Floyd of the right […]

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Minneapolis police officer guilty of killing George Floyd requests fresh fair trial

The white former Minneapolis police officer convicted last month of the murder of the black man George Floyd has requested a new trial. Derek Chauvin’s legal team have filed court documents alleging misconduct by both prosecutors and jurors. The New York Times reported that the jury’s decision could be overturned because of the evidence in […]

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George Floyd: Police officer Derek Chauvin found guilty of murder

Former police officer Derek Chauvin, 45, was found guilty of murder over the death of African-American George Floyd on a Minneapolis street last year. Chuvin was filmed kneeling on Mr Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes during his arrest last May. The widely watched footage sparked worldwide protests against racism and excessive use of […]

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United Nations Human Rights sets up inquiry into the death of George Floyd

U.N. Human Rights Council¬†condemned discriminatory and violent policing after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last month and ordered a report on “systemic racism” against people of African descent. The 47-member-state forum unanimously adopted a resolution brought by African countries. The mandate also asks U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet to examine […]

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George Floyd’s brother asks United Nations to investigate killing of black people at the hands of US police

The brother of George Floyd, whose death last month triggered mass anti-racism protests, has asked the UN to investigate the killing of black people at the hands of US police. Philonise Floyd told the UN Human Rights Council the whole world saw how his brother was tortured and killed. He said this proved that black […]

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White House forces US embassy in South Korea to take down Black Lives Matter banner

The US embassy in South Korea has taken down a Black Lives Matter banner, reportedly after pressure from US leaders. The large banner went up on Saturday but was removed on Monday. US media said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and President Donald Trump were unhappy with the display. People have marched around the world […]

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Picture of black man carrying injured white man at London protests goes viral

“That’s not what we do!” Reuters photographer Dylan Martinez heard the words ring out during chaotic scenes in London on Saturday, when mostly peaceful anti-racist demonstrations turned into violent scuffles with counter-protesters in the area. Then he saw the man who had uttered them – a black protester emerging from the melee carrying an injured […]

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Crowd funding sourced bail money for cop charged with murder of George Floyd

Thomas Lane, one of the four police officers who were charged over the death of George Floyd, has been released from jail after an online campaign crowdfunded his bail. The Star Tribune reported the fundraiser website managed to raise $750,000. The portal termed the amount disproportionately high and said Lane did best to save the […]

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Thousands join Black Lives Matter protests across Australia

Thousands of people across Australia attended Black Lives Matter protests on Saturday wearing masks and practising social distancing amid warnings from state leaders to call off the events on fears of a second wave of coronavirus infections. The rallies, dominated by a heavy police presence, were mostly peaceful. Protesters marched on the streets or gathered […]