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George Floyd

Victim of Police Brutality George Floyd

Full Name: George Perry Floyd
Profession: Victim of Police Brutality

United States of America

Died: May 25, 2020
Cause of Death: Murdered while restrained in police custody in Minneapolis by police officer Derek Chauvin who placed his knee on Floyd's neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds causing mechanical asphyxia.

Events in the Life of George Floyd

  • 2020-05-25 Video of African American George Floyd's arrest and murder while restrained in Minneapolis police custody shows he was pinned to the ground by police officer Derek Chauvin's knee for 8 minuted and 46 seconds, ignites widespread condemnation and nationwide protests
  • 2020-05-28 Minnesota Governor Tim Walz declares State of Emergency in Minneapolis and activates the Minnesota National Guard after protests over the death of George Floyd in police custody
  • 2020-06-01 US President Trump threatens to employ the military to quell protests across the country sparked by the death of George Floyd then walks with staff to St. John’s Church
  • 2020-06-02 UN human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet says pandemic exposing "endemic inequalities" around the world, cites death of George Floyd and higher death toll for ethnic minorities
  • 2020-06-03 Three former police officers charged in connection with death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Derek Chauvin's charge upgraded to second degree murder
  • 2020-06-04 Memorial for George Floyd led by Rev. Al Sharpton, killed in police custody, in Minneapolis, as 10th night of protests at his death held around the country

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