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USA: Philadelphia police take a knee in solidarity with George Floyd protesters00:41

USA: Philadelphia police take a knee in solidarity with George Floyd protesters

United States, Philadelphia
June 2, 2020 at 18:03 GMT -00:00 · Published

Several police officers took a knee in front of demonstrators in Philadelphia on Monday, as protests raged across the country in the wake of George Floyd's death in Minneapolis earlier in the week.

The officers were seen kneeling down, with protesters cheering on and encouraging them.

Protests and demonstrations have taken place across the world, having begun in the US in reaction to Floyd's death, reigniting a movement of outrage at repeated deaths of unarmed black men and women at the hands of police officers.

Floyd, a Houston native, died in Minneapolis in late May, 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.

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Several police officers took a knee in front of demonstrators in Philadelphia on Monday, as protests raged across the country in the wake of George Floyd's death in Minneapolis earlier in the week.

The officers were seen kneeling down, with protesters cheering on and encouraging them.

Protests and demonstrations have taken place across the world, having begun in the US in reaction to Floyd's death, reigniting a movement of outrage at repeated deaths of unarmed black men and women at the hands of police officers.

Floyd, a Houston native, died in Minneapolis in late May, 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.

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