Peaceful March in DC for George Floyd: May 31, 2020
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Here is a look at peaceful protests that have started Sunday following unrest in the District over the last couple of days.
“Justice for George Floyd” protests sparked after video surfaced showing George Floyd’s killing by a Minneapolis police officer.
Protests erupted nationwide days after Floyd’s death calling for the arrests of all the officers involved after a Memorial Day viral video showed Floyd being pinned down by his neck by then-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Floyd, who is repeatedly heard in the video saying he can’t breath and asking for Chauvin to get off his neck, died that day.
The Minneapolis mayor on Tuesday fired all four officers involved in the incident. On Friday, Chauvin was arrested and charged with murder and manslaughter in Floyd’s death. But the other three officers who were involved in the incident have not yet been arrested or charged, with prosecutors in Minnesota on Friday saying that charges are likely forthcoming.
D.C. and Manassas are among cities across the nation who held protests Friday night demanding the remaining three officers involved in Floyd’s death to be arrested and charged.
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