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George Floyd protesters take to US streets for tenth night after hundreds attend memorial service



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Protesters returned to streets across the US for a 10th evening running just hours after George Floyd’s memorial service heard he was killed by the “pandemic of racism and discrimination”.

Thousands of demonstrators took part in protests on Thursday evening in cities including Atlanta, Washington D.C, Denver, Detroit, New York, Seattle and Los Angeles.

The gatherings, while boisterous at times, were largely orderly. Demonstrations on previous evenings had been mostly peaceful, but also punctuated by sporadic arson, looting and clashes between protesters and police.

The apparent change in mood reflected a determination voiced by many protesters and organisers in recent days to transform outrage over Mr Floyd’s death into a renewed civil rights movement and seek reforms to the US’ criminal justice system.

George Floyd Memorial – In pictures

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Courteney Ross, the fiancee of George Floyd reacts after a memorial service for Floyd at North Central University

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People attend a memorial service for George Floyd

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George Floyd’s six-year-old daughter Gianna (right) arrives for the memorial service in honour of George Floyd

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Entertainer Kevin Hart joins guests

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People stand outside during George Floyd’s memorial service

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People attend a memorial service for George Floyd

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People stand outside during George Floyd’s memorial service

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Actor Kevin Hart and musician Ludacris are seen during a memorial service for George Floyd

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Musician Ludacris attends the memorial service

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Producer Will Packer attends the memorial service

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Courtney Ross, George Floyd’s girlfriend, pays respect during a memorial service for George Floyd

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Reverend Al Sharpton speaks during the memorial service

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Civil rights attorney Ben Crump

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Martin Luther King III

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Former NBA player Stephen Jackson

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Goerge Floyd’s family speak during a memorial service

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Philonise Floyd embraces cousin Shareeduh Tate

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Brandon Floyd speaks at the memorial service for his uncle

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George Floyd’s nephew Brandon Williams

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Civil rights attorney Ben Crump

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Reverend Al Sharpton speaking

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George Floyd’s brother Philonise Floyd, right, and cousin Shareeduh Tate, left, share memories of George

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Film producer Will Packer, left, actor-comedian Kevin Hart, center, and rapper Ludicris applaud during a memorial service

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Tyrese Gibson and Tiffany Haddish

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Reverend Jesse Jackson

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Shareeduh Tate, family member of George Floyd, reacts during a memorial service for George Floyd

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George Floyd’s casket on display during hismemorial service

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The casket of George Floyd is wheeled into a hearse outside the Trask Worship Center at North Central University

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Martin Luther King III pays his respects at a memorial service for George Floyd

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Tyrese Gibson, Tiffany Haddish, Will Packer, Kevin Hart, and Ludacris attend a memorial service for George Floyd

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Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey kneels in front of George Floyd’s coffin

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Tyrese Gibson, Tiffany Haddish, Will Packer, Kevin Hart, and Ludacris attend a memorial service for George Floyd

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Courteney Ross, the fiancee of George Floyd, left, reacts after a memorial service for Floyd

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People attend a public memorial in New York

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Members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity march over the Brooklyn Bridge after a memorial service for George Floyd

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People attend a public memorial in New York

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Terrence Floyd, the brother of George Floyd speaks as he attends a public memorial in New York

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People attend a public memorial in New York

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Courteney Ross, the fiancee of George Floyd reacts after a memorial service for Floyd at North Central University

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People attend a memorial service for George Floyd

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George Floyd’s six-year-old daughter Gianna (right) arrives for the memorial service in honour of George Floyd

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Entertainer Kevin Hart joins guests

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People stand outside during George Floyd’s memorial service

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People attend a memorial service for George Floyd

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People stand outside during George Floyd’s memorial service

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Actor Kevin Hart and musician Ludacris are seen during a memorial service for George Floyd

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Musician Ludacris attends the memorial service

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Producer Will Packer attends the memorial service

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Courtney Ross, George Floyd’s girlfriend, pays respect during a memorial service for George Floyd

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Reverend Al Sharpton speaks during the memorial service

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Civil rights attorney Ben Crump

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Martin Luther King III

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Former NBA player Stephen Jackson

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Goerge Floyd’s family speak during a memorial service

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Philonise Floyd embraces cousin Shareeduh Tate

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Brandon Floyd speaks at the memorial service for his uncle

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George Floyd’s nephew Brandon Williams

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Civil rights attorney Ben Crump

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Reverend Al Sharpton speaking

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George Floyd’s brother Philonise Floyd, right, and cousin Shareeduh Tate, left, share memories of George

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Film producer Will Packer, left, actor-comedian Kevin Hart, center, and rapper Ludicris applaud during a memorial service

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Tyrese Gibson and Tiffany Haddish

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Reverend Jesse Jackson

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Shareeduh Tate, family member of George Floyd, reacts during a memorial service for George Floyd

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George Floyd’s casket on display during hismemorial service

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The casket of George Floyd is wheeled into a hearse outside the Trask Worship Center at North Central University

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Martin Luther King III pays his respects at a memorial service for George Floyd

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Tyrese Gibson, Tiffany Haddish, Will Packer, Kevin Hart, and Ludacris attend a memorial service for George Floyd

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Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey kneels in front of George Floyd’s coffin

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Tyrese Gibson, Tiffany Haddish, Will Packer, Kevin Hart, and Ludacris attend a memorial service for George Floyd

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Courteney Ross, the fiancee of George Floyd, left, reacts after a memorial service for Floyd

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People attend a public memorial in New York

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Members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity march over the Brooklyn Bridge after a memorial service for George Floyd

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People attend a public memorial in New York

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Terrence Floyd, the brother of George Floyd speaks as he attends a public memorial in New York

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People attend a public memorial in New York

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Earlier on Thursday, mourners in Minneapolis held a sombre memorial for Mr Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who died in police custody on May 25 after being pinned at the neck by a white police officer for nearly nine minutes.

Former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin has had his murder charge upscaled from third-degree to the more severe second-degree over the incident, while three other former officers have also now been charged with aiding and abetting the killing.

Addressing Thursday’s memorial service, lawyer Benjamin Crump told those gathered at the ceremony it was “not the coronavirus pandemic that killed George Floyd”.

“It was that other pandemic,” Mr Crump said. “The pandemic of racism and discrimination.”

Among those to attend the service were members of Mr Floyd’s family, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz, Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar and Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey.

George Floyd’s family call for justice

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Roxie Washington, the mother of Geroge Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter Gianna Floyd, addresses the press alongside her and their lawyers, at Minneapolis City Hall

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Gianna Floyd, the daughter of George Floyd, listens to a a news conference

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Philonise Floyd, brother of George Floyd, who died in Minneapolis police custody, is surrounded by family members as he speaks at a protest rally against his brother’s death, in Houston, Texas

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Roxie Washington, the mother of George Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter Gianna Floyd (left), cries after addressing the press

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oxie Washington, the mother of George Floyd’s daughter Gianna Floyd, attends a press conference

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Gianna Floyd, the daughter of George Floyd, listens to a a news conference

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Roxie Washington, stands behind Gianna Floyd, the daughter of George Floyd

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Gianna Floyd, the daughter of George Floyd, listens to a a news conference with Stephen Jackson

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Roxie Washington embraces her daughter Gianna Floyd at a press conference

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Roxie Washington, the mother of George Floyd’s daughter Gianna Floyd, attends a press conference in St. Paul, Minnesota

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Members of George Floyd’s family speak during a Houston rally

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Roxie Washington, the mother of Geroge Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter Gianna Floyd, addresses the press alongside her and their lawyers, at Minneapolis City Hall

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Gianna Floyd, the daughter of George Floyd, listens to a a news conference

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Philonise Floyd, brother of George Floyd, who died in Minneapolis police custody, is surrounded by family members as he speaks at a protest rally against his brother’s death, in Houston, Texas

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Roxie Washington, the mother of George Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter Gianna Floyd (left), cries after addressing the press

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oxie Washington, the mother of George Floyd’s daughter Gianna Floyd, attends a press conference

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Gianna Floyd, the daughter of George Floyd, listens to a a news conference

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Roxie Washington, stands behind Gianna Floyd, the daughter of George Floyd

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Gianna Floyd, the daughter of George Floyd, listens to a a news conference with Stephen Jackson

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Roxie Washington embraces her daughter Gianna Floyd at a press conference

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Roxie Washington, the mother of George Floyd’s daughter Gianna Floyd, attends a press conference in St. Paul, Minnesota

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Members of George Floyd’s family speak during a Houston rally

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Several hundred others also crowded in to the North Central University for the ceremony, and a crowd of hundreds more clustered outside under trees and in window sills, listening to the service, which was broadcast over loudspeakers.

Prominent civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton also spoke to those assembled, telling mourners Mr Floyd’s fatal encounter with police and the nationwide protests his death have ignited marked a reckoning for America over race and justice.

“George Floyd should not be among the deceased. He did not die of common health conditions. He died of a common American criminal justice malfunction,” Sharpton said.

“It’s time for us to stand up in George’s name and say, ‘Get your knee off our necks.’”

Reverend Sharpton also led mourners in eight minutes and 46 seconds of silence, the amount of time Mr Floyd suffered Mr Chauvin’s knee being pressed into his neck.

George Floyd Protests – In pictures

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Quincy Mason Floyd (c), son of George Floyd, and attorney Ben Crump (left) kneel at the site where Floyd was killed on June 3, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Crump and Floyd spoke at a press conference after, calling for the arrest and prosecution of all four officers involved in George Floyd’s death

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Hundreds of surfers gather in support of Black Lives Matter, following the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, as they spell “UNITY” with their boards before participating in a paddle out for unity at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, California

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A demonstrator protests as police forces hold a line near Lafayette Park and the White House

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People visit a memorial at the site where George Floyd was killed

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Demonstrators lay down on Pennsylvania Avenue during a peaceful protest against police brutality and the death of George Floyd

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Twenty-nine-year old DC resident, George (letf), slaps hands with three-year-old Mikaela (right) in front of a police barricade on a street leading to the front of the White House during protests over the death of George Floyd

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Protesters cross Morrison Bridge while rallying against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Portland, Oregon

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An aerial view shows people gathering to pay tribute at a makeshift memorial in honour of George Floyd

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People visit a memorial at the site where George Floyd was killed

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John Boyega speaks at Hyde Park during a Black Lives Matter protest

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People wearing face masks hold banners in Hyde Park during a Black Lives Matter

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Protesters wearing face masks hold up signs during a Black Lives Matter protest in Hyde Park

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Atlanta police clash with a demonstrator during a protest,

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Marchers lay down on the Burnside Bridge for nine minutes symbolising the amount of time a Minneapolis police officer knelt on George Floyd’s neck

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Protesters wearing face masks hold up signs during a Black Lives Matter protest in Hyde Park

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A woman with a message painted on her face, “I Can’t Breathe” is seen in Hyde Park during a “Black Lives Matter” protest

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Law enforcement officers stand on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial as demonstrators protest against police brutality and the death of George Floyd

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Protesters burn trash bins, shared scooters and bicycles

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People raise their hands and kneel down as they protest at the makeshift memorial in honour of George Floyd in Minneapolis

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Demonstrators embrace during a march in response to George Floyd’s death in Los Angeles

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Law enforcement officials and Georgia Army National Guard soldiers fire tear gas and advance on protesters on Centennial Olympic Park Drive outside the CNN Center in Atlanta

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A protester throws a smoke device at police

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Protesters march west on Broad Street as protests continue following the death of Minneapolis resident George Floyd in Columbus, Ohio

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People marching to protest the death of George Floyd get arrested on Gratiot near Outer Drive in Detroit

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Protesters throw a burning object at advancing law enforcement officials on Centennial Olympic Park Drive at Olympic Park in Atlanta

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Los Angeles Commander Cory Palka, right reaches out and offers a handshake to a “Black Lives Matter” protester outside Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti’s house in Los Angeles

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Police officers hold a perimeter near the White House

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Orlando police deploy tear gas during a demonstration outside Orlando City Hall

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Women ride atop a car and carry a sign in support of a “Black Lives Matter” protest outside Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti’s house in Los Angeles

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People kneel in front of a line of California Highway Patrol officers in Redwood City

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Demonstrators gather to protest the death of George Floyd in Washington

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A protester hugs a member of the Army National Guard during a demonstration over the death of George Floyd in Los Angeles

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Demonstrators march along Hollywood Boulevard

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Protesters head through downtown into midtown during demonstrations in Atlanta

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A protester holds up a skateboard during a demonstration over the death of George Floyd in Hollywood, California

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Demonstrators greet members of the National Guard as they march along Hollywood Boulevard

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Demonstrators pause to kneel as they march to protest the death of George Floyd in Washington

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A demonstrator faces law enforcement officers during a rally near the White House against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd

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Roxie Washington, the mother of George Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter Gianna Floyd (left), cries after addressing the press, alongside their lawyers at Minneapolis City Hall

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People march from Discovery Green to City Hall in downtown Houston

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Protesters rally on the Las Vegas Strip Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Las Vegas, over the death of George Floyd

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Demonstrators kneel in front of a line of police officers near the White House in Washington during a protest for the death of George Floyd

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US President Donald Trump holds up a Bible outside of St John’s Episcopal church across Lafayette Park in Washington, DC

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Fireworks go off in front of police, who with protesters in front of police headquarters in St. Louis

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Protestors are tear gassed as the police disperse them near the White House

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Children show placard during a protest outside the residence of governor of Minnesota Tim Walz, over the death of George Floyd

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A demonstrator try to pass between a police line wearing riot gear as they push back demonstrators outside of the White House

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Protesters throw a tear gas canister back toward Stafford County deputies on the Falmouth Bridge in Fredericksburg, Va

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Chief of Department of the New York City Police, Terence Monahan, hugs an activist as protesters paused while walking in New York

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Armed National Guard soldiers patrol on Hollywood Blvd

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In a show of peace and solidarity, law enforcement officials with riot shields kneel in front of protesters during a fourth day of protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis

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Protesters rally at the White House

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A protester carries the carries a U.S. flag upside, a sign of distress, next to a burning building

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Protestors are tear gassed as the police disperse them near the White House

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Police officers clash with protestors near the White House

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In a show of peace and solidarity, law enforcement officials with riot shields kneel in front of protesters during a fourth day of protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis

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Police begin to clear demonstrators in Washington

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Demonstrators vandalize a car near the White House in Washington as they protest the death of George Floyd

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A single officer takes a knee in solidarity with protesters during nationwide unrest following the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, outside the Oklahoma City Police Department

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Protesters throw a US flag into a fire during a demonstration outside the White House

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Police form a line on Fifth Avenue outside Trump Towe

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Protesters are detained by police officers during a rally against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd

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Protesters hold up a sign in Long Beach, California as they demonstrate during nationwide unrest following the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd

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People rally against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Saint Paul, Minnesota,

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Protesters lie on the ground during a Black Lives Matter rally

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A young boy raises his fist for a photo by a family friend during a demonstration in Atlanta, Georgia

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Police officers try to disperse people during a protest downtown Lansing, Michigan

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A protester has milk poured on his face after being exposed to tear gas

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Demonstrators block Interstate 244 in Tulsa

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Authorities stand guard in the area around the Georgia state Capitol as protests continued for a third day in Atlanta

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A demonstrator is arressted during a protest against police brutality and the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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People demonstrate in Atlanta, Georgia

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Tear gas rises above as protesters face off with police during a demonstration outside the White House over the death of George Floyd

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Sheriff’s deputies arrest people in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Police officers advance after firing tear gas during a demonstration in Atlanta, Georgia

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A protester becomes emotional while taking part in a conversation with a police officer during a demonstration in Atlanta, Georgia

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A man vandalizes a vehicle as another car is set on fire during a protest near the White House

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Protesters march down a street during a solidarity rally for George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York

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Protesters gather around after setting fire to the entrance of a police station as demonstrations continue

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Protesters gather in front of the burning 3rd Precinct building of the Minneapolis Police Department

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A protester moves around the 3rd Precinct building of the Minneapolis Police Department

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Protesters are seen from the roof of the Minneapolis police 3rd Precinct building

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Protesters stand in front of the 3rd precinct police building as it burns during a protest

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People stand outside the Minneapolis police 3rd Precinct building after fires were set at the building

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A man walks past a liquor store in flames near the 3rd Police Precinct

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A woman holds a sign as protestors gather outside the St. Louis Police Department Headquarters

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A car burns in a Target parking lot

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Tony L. Clark holds a photo of George Floyd

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Denver Police Department officers clear a man who fell to the street after they used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse a protest outside the State Capitol over the death of George Floyd

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Denver police officers fire canisters to disperse a protest outside the State Capitol

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Protesters throw objects onto a burning car outside a Target store near the 3rd Police Precinct

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Firefighters battle flames at a business along University Avenue as riot officers police the street

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Police spray mace at protestors to break up a gathering near the Minneapolis Police 3rd Precinct

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Protesters react after the entrance of a police station is set on fire during the demonstrations

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A man wearing a face mask holds a sign near a burning vehicle at the parking lot of a Target store during protests

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A protester vandalizes an O’Reilly’s near the Minneapolis 3rd Police Precinct

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Police spray protesters with pepper spray during a demonstration over the killing of George Floyd by a policeman outside the 3rd Police Precinct

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A man poses for photos in front of a fire at an AutoZone store, while protesters hold a rally for George Floyd in Minneapolis

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Police remove barricades set by protesters during a demonstration over the killing of George Floyd

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Shawanda Hill (right), the girlfriend of George Floyd reacts near the spot where he died while in custody of the Minneapolis Police

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Protesters gather under the rain near the spot where George Floyd died while in custody of the Minneapolis Police,

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An injured woman is carried by other protesters during clashes with police at a demonstration over the killing of George Floyd

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Protesters clash with police during a demonstration over the killing of George Floyd

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This aerial image provided by KABC-TV shows protesters attacking a California Highway Patrol cruiser during a Black Lives Matter protest on a freeway in downtown Los Angeles

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Protesters clash with police during a demonstration over the killing of George Floyd

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A man throws a rock at the Minneapolis police 3rd Precinct during a protest

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Dajanae McKinney holds a painting of George Floyd during a protest

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People face police as protests continue calling for justice for George Floyd

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Protesters and police face each other during a rally for George Floyd

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People hold up their fists after protesting near the spot where George Floyd died while in custody of the Minneapolis Police

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Protesters gather calling for justice for George Floyd

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A memorial left for George Floyd

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Quincy Mason Floyd (c), son of George Floyd, and attorney Ben Crump (left) kneel at the site where Floyd was killed on June 3, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Crump and Floyd spoke at a press conference after, calling for the arrest and prosecution of all four officers involved in George Floyd’s death

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Hundreds of surfers gather in support of Black Lives Matter, following the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, as they spell “UNITY” with their boards before participating in a paddle out for unity at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, California

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A demonstrator protests as police forces hold a line near Lafayette Park and the White House

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People visit a memorial at the site where George Floyd was killed

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Demonstrators lay down on Pennsylvania Avenue during a peaceful protest against police brutality and the death of George Floyd

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Twenty-nine-year old DC resident, George (letf), slaps hands with three-year-old Mikaela (right) in front of a police barricade on a street leading to the front of the White House during protests over the death of George Floyd

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Protesters cross Morrison Bridge while rallying against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Portland, Oregon

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An aerial view shows people gathering to pay tribute at a makeshift memorial in honour of George Floyd

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People visit a memorial at the site where George Floyd was killed

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John Boyega speaks at Hyde Park during a Black Lives Matter protest

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People wearing face masks hold banners in Hyde Park during a Black Lives Matter

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Protesters wearing face masks hold up signs during a Black Lives Matter protest in Hyde Park

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Atlanta police clash with a demonstrator during a protest,

AP

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Marchers lay down on the Burnside Bridge for nine minutes symbolising the amount of time a Minneapolis police officer knelt on George Floyd’s neck

AP

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Protesters wearing face masks hold up signs during a Black Lives Matter protest in Hyde Park

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A woman with a message painted on her face, “I Can’t Breathe” is seen in Hyde Park during a “Black Lives Matter” protest

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Law enforcement officers stand on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial as demonstrators protest against police brutality and the death of George Floyd

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Protesters burn trash bins, shared scooters and bicycles

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People raise their hands and kneel down as they protest at the makeshift memorial in honour of George Floyd in Minneapolis

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Demonstrators embrace during a march in response to George Floyd’s death in Los Angeles

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Law enforcement officials and Georgia Army National Guard soldiers fire tear gas and advance on protesters on Centennial Olympic Park Drive outside the CNN Center in Atlanta

AP

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A protester throws a smoke device at police

AP

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Protesters march west on Broad Street as protests continue following the death of Minneapolis resident George Floyd in Columbus, Ohio

AP

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People marching to protest the death of George Floyd get arrested on Gratiot near Outer Drive in Detroit

AP

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Protesters throw a burning object at advancing law enforcement officials on Centennial Olympic Park Drive at Olympic Park in Atlanta

AP

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Los Angeles Commander Cory Palka, right reaches out and offers a handshake to a “Black Lives Matter” protester outside Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti’s house in Los Angeles

AP

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Police officers hold a perimeter near the White House

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Orlando police deploy tear gas during a demonstration outside Orlando City Hall

AP

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Women ride atop a car and carry a sign in support of a “Black Lives Matter” protest outside Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti’s house in Los Angeles

AP

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People kneel in front of a line of California Highway Patrol officers in Redwood City

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Demonstrators gather to protest the death of George Floyd in Washington

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A protester hugs a member of the Army National Guard during a demonstration over the death of George Floyd in Los Angeles

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Demonstrators march along Hollywood Boulevard

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Protesters head through downtown into midtown during demonstrations in Atlanta

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A protester holds up a skateboard during a demonstration over the death of George Floyd in Hollywood, California

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Demonstrators greet members of the National Guard as they march along Hollywood Boulevard

AP

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Demonstrators pause to kneel as they march to protest the death of George Floyd in Washington

AP

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A demonstrator faces law enforcement officers during a rally near the White House against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd

Reuters

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Roxie Washington, the mother of George Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter Gianna Floyd (left), cries after addressing the press, alongside their lawyers at Minneapolis City Hall

Reuters

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People march from Discovery Green to City Hall in downtown Houston

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Protesters rally on the Las Vegas Strip Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Las Vegas, over the death of George Floyd

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Demonstrators kneel in front of a line of police officers near the White House in Washington during a protest for the death of George Floyd

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US President Donald Trump holds up a Bible outside of St John’s Episcopal church across Lafayette Park in Washington, DC

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Fireworks go off in front of police, who with protesters in front of police headquarters in St. Louis

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Protestors are tear gassed as the police disperse them near the White House

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Children show placard during a protest outside the residence of governor of Minnesota Tim Walz, over the death of George Floyd

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A demonstrator try to pass between a police line wearing riot gear as they push back demonstrators outside of the White House

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Protesters throw a tear gas canister back toward Stafford County deputies on the Falmouth Bridge in Fredericksburg, Va

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Chief of Department of the New York City Police, Terence Monahan, hugs an activist as protesters paused while walking in New York

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Armed National Guard soldiers patrol on Hollywood Blvd

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In a show of peace and solidarity, law enforcement officials with riot shields kneel in front of protesters during a fourth day of protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis

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Protesters rally at the White House

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Protestors are tear gassed as the police disperse them near the White House

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Police officers clash with protestors near the White House

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In a show of peace and solidarity, law enforcement officials with riot shields kneel in front of protesters during a fourth day of protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis

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Police begin to clear demonstrators in Washington

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Demonstrators vandalize a car near the White House in Washington as they protest the death of George Floyd

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A single officer takes a knee in solidarity with protesters during nationwide unrest following the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, outside the Oklahoma City Police Department

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Protesters throw a US flag into a fire during a demonstration outside the White House

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Police form a line on Fifth Avenue outside Trump Towe

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Protesters are detained by police officers during a rally against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd

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Protesters hold up a sign in Long Beach, California as they demonstrate during nationwide unrest following the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd

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People rally against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Saint Paul, Minnesota,

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Protesters lie on the ground during a Black Lives Matter rally

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A young boy raises his fist for a photo by a family friend during a demonstration in Atlanta, Georgia

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Police officers try to disperse people during a protest downtown Lansing, Michigan

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A protester has milk poured on his face after being exposed to tear gas

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Demonstrators block Interstate 244 in Tulsa

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Authorities stand guard in the area around the Georgia state Capitol as protests continued for a third day in Atlanta

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A demonstrator is arressted during a protest against police brutality and the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Tear gas rises above as protesters face off with police during a demonstration outside the White House over the death of George Floyd

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Sheriff’s deputies arrest people in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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A protester becomes emotional while taking part in a conversation with a police officer during a demonstration in Atlanta, Georgia

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A man vandalizes a vehicle as another car is set on fire during a protest near the White House

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Protesters march down a street during a solidarity rally for George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York

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Protesters gather around after setting fire to the entrance of a police station as demonstrations continue

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Protesters gather in front of the burning 3rd Precinct building of the Minneapolis Police Department

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People stand outside the Minneapolis police 3rd Precinct building after fires were set at the building

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A man walks past a liquor store in flames near the 3rd Police Precinct

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A woman holds a sign as protestors gather outside the St. Louis Police Department Headquarters

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A car burns in a Target parking lot

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Tony L. Clark holds a photo of George Floyd

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Denver Police Department officers clear a man who fell to the street after they used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse a protest outside the State Capitol over the death of George Floyd

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Denver police officers fire canisters to disperse a protest outside the State Capitol

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Protesters throw objects onto a burning car outside a Target store near the 3rd Police Precinct

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Firefighters battle flames at a business along University Avenue as riot officers police the street

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Police spray mace at protestors to break up a gathering near the Minneapolis Police 3rd Precinct

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Protesters react after the entrance of a police station is set on fire during the demonstrations

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A man wearing a face mask holds a sign near a burning vehicle at the parking lot of a Target store during protests

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A protester vandalizes an O’Reilly’s near the Minneapolis 3rd Police Precinct

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Police spray protesters with pepper spray during a demonstration over the killing of George Floyd by a policeman outside the 3rd Police Precinct

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A man poses for photos in front of a fire at an AutoZone store, while protesters hold a rally for George Floyd in Minneapolis

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Police remove barricades set by protesters during a demonstration over the killing of George Floyd

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Shawanda Hill (right), the girlfriend of George Floyd reacts near the spot where he died while in custody of the Minneapolis Police

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Protesters gather under the rain near the spot where George Floyd died while in custody of the Minneapolis Police,

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An injured woman is carried by other protesters during clashes with police at a demonstration over the killing of George Floyd

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Protesters clash with police during a demonstration over the killing of George Floyd

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This aerial image provided by KABC-TV shows protesters attacking a California Highway Patrol cruiser during a Black Lives Matter protest on a freeway in downtown Los Angeles

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Protesters clash with police during a demonstration over the killing of George Floyd

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A man throws a rock at the Minneapolis police 3rd Precinct during a protest

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Dajanae McKinney holds a painting of George Floyd during a protest

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Protesters gather calling for justice for George Floyd

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A memorial left for George Floyd

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Mr Floyd’s casket was covered in red roses for the ceremony, and a vibrant image was projected above the pulpit of a mural of him painted at the street corner where he was arrested by police on suspicion of attempting to pay with a counterfeit note.

The message on the mural reads: “I can breathe now”.

The Minneapolis service marked the first of a string of services planned for Mr Floyd which are expected to stretch across six days and three states, including memorials in North Carolina and Houston, his hometown.

He is set to be laid to rest on Tuesday.

The official post-mortem examination into his death resulted in it being declared a homicide.

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