Protests have erupted all over the US over the death of George Floyd. Cities are imposing curfews and states are activating National Guard members to calm down the demonstrators but they continue to express pain and anger with chants, signs and outbreaks of violence.

And while many questions, like what's going to happen to the police officers involved in the incident, are still unanswered, one thing is certain: the demands for justice and an end to police brutality against African Americans have united the entire country and people of all backgrounds are taking a knee together.

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A Group Of Black People Protecting A Cop Who Got Separated From The Others

A Group Of Black People Protecting A Cop Who Got Separated From The Others

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Daria B
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10 months ago

This one is touching, seriously. This police officer is actually armed. And yet, there is this mutual trust and care for one another. Totally kills all stereotypes both about the protesters and the police.

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Based on accounts from witnesses, video footage, and official statements, here's what the public knows about Mr. Floyd's death so far.

Everything began with a report of a fake $20 bill. A report was made on the evening of the 25th of May, when Mr. Floyd bought a pack of cigarettes from a grocery store. The store employee thought the $20 bill Mr. Floyd paid with was counterfeit and reported it to police.

Mr. Floyd had been living in Minneapolis for several years after. He had recently been working as a bouncer but just like so many other Americans became unemployed during the coronavirus pandemic.

Mr. Floyd was a regular at Cup Foods, the grocery store where he tried to buy the cigarettes. Mike Abumayyaleh, the owner of the store, told NBC that Mr. Floyd was a friendly face and a pleasant customer who never caused any trouble. But Mr. Abumayyaleh wasn't working that day.

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A Veteran Protesting His Government After Fighting For It Shows The United Fight For Equality

A Veteran Protesting His Government After Fighting For It Shows The United Fight For Equality

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Monty Is Fiennes
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10 months ago

Poignant...

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At around 20:08, two police officers arrived at the scene. Mr. Floyd was sitting in a car parked around the corner with two other people.

After approaching them, one of the officers, Thomas Lane, pulled out his gun and ordered Mr. Floyd to show his hands. In an account of the incident, prosecutors didn't explain why Mr. Lane thought it necessary to draw his gun.

According to the prosecutors, Mr. Lane "put his hands on Mr. Floyd, and pulled him out of the car". Then Mr. Floyd began actively resisting handcuffs.

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A Protester And A Police Officer Today In Fargo. This Is What Solidarity Looks Like

A Protester And A Police Officer Today In Fargo. This Is What Solidarity Looks Like

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Minette Wheeler
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10 months ago

What about Nascar

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Once handcuffed, however, Mr. Floyd became compliant and Mr. Lane explained that he was being arrested for "passing counterfeit currency".

But when officers tried to put Mr. Floyd in their squad car, a struggle erupted.

At around 20:14, Mr. Floyd "stiffened up, fell to the ground, and told the officers he was claustrophobic", a transcript released by authorities explained.

Mr. Chauvin arrived at the scene. He and other officers were involved in further attempts to get Mr. Floyd in the police car.

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It’s Not White vs. Black, Rich vs. Poor, Police vs. Citizens....it’s Everyone vs. Racists

It’s Not White vs. Black, Rich vs. Poor, Police vs. Citizens....it’s Everyone vs. Racists

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Nash Nopper
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10 months ago

YES!

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At 20:19, Mr. Chauvin pulled Mr. Floyd out of the passenger side, causing the man to fall to the ground.

As he lay there, face down, still in handcuffs, witnesses started to film Mr. Floyd. He appeared to be in a distressed state. These moments, captured on multiple mobile phones and shared widely on social media, were Mr. Floyd's last.

As officers were restraining Mr. Floyd, Mr. Chauvin placed his left knee between his head and neck.

"I can't breathe," Mr. Floyd said repeated, pleading for his mother and begging "please, please, please".

Mr. Chauvin kept his knee on Mr. Floyd's neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds.

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My 6yr Old Daughter, She Sees Whats On The News, We Explained What Happened To George Floyd And She Was Mortified. Today She Made A Sign And Is Doing Her Own Peaceful Protest In Our Front Yard. I Am So Proud!

My 6yr Old Daughter, She Sees Whats On The News, We Explained What Happened To George Floyd And She Was Mortified. Today She Made A Sign And Is Doing Her Own Peaceful Protest In Our Front Yard. I Am So Proud!

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Bonnie Osborne
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10 months ago

That little girl has more empathy and strength than the president of the U.S.A. She is a gem.

Natalie Bohrteller
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10 months ago

Having more empathy and strength than the president is probably also true for potatoes.

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Kathy Aberle
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10 months ago

WAY To Go SWEETHEART!!!!!! (NICE Job Mom and Dad for for passing on the positive, not tge negative.)

Fraser Hodgson
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10 months ago

Damn, I bet that she becomes president!

Rissie
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10 months ago

Let's hope she does!

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Holly Hefele
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10 months ago

Beautiful young heart. Let’s not disappoint her!

Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
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10 months ago (edited)

What an amazing girl! We can teach and instill empathy, tolerance, and understanding in young people. This little girl has more empathy and understanding than many political leaders.

Rissie
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10 months ago

Let's hope she becomes one of our future's leaders!

Amanda Sherland
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10 months ago

That is something to be proud of!

Jette Wang Wahnon
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10 months ago

Compare this little girl with her BE KIND drawing in front of her house to The President with his borrowed Bible in front of the church....after NOT being kind to the 1000s of peaceful protesters....just saying

Jennifer Norton
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10 months ago

See! Hate is learned we are not born with it. I hope her heart stays soft to these matters. Lovely little girl!!!!

Patrick Hodges
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10 months ago

I'm not crying. Wait, yes I am.

Jean-Marc Fort
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10 months ago

how can you not!!!

V I
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10 months ago

Glad I spent my career with kids. I recommend it.

Gibberint Dark
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10 months ago

It's a sad sad day when a childs view of the world is tarnished by such events and a sadder day when a parent has to explain to a six year old how a Police officer murdered an African American...!!

ChickyChicky
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10 months ago

Black parents have been doing it for centuries.

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Heidy Thieme
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10 months ago

Why must a little girl saw News..i cant unterstand this..horrible

Leann Keith
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4 months ago

She's going to change the world 🌎 Go out there and make a difference

Rudrani Love
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10 months ago

all I can say is that little girls are not what they seem to be either...Can a very old spirit come into a little body like this for some time? Yes it can and it will! Let us pay more attention to kids, shall we? GEM is such a little word for a little girl...I think she is as infinite as the universe... she is pure LIGHT.... :-) Can you not admire the cape of angels following her smile...? `~

Rudrani Love
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10 months ago (edited)

yes....cutie pie just cannot be compared to the president....so sorry this comparison even is a pervertion right from the start....sadly, there are 267 people who do not SEE that....

Carlene Stephens
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10 months ago

So very sweet and so understanding!! She has good parents or she would not respond this way!!

Fran Stateler
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10 months ago

The President acts like a spoiled adolescent. A lot of 6 year olds are more mature.

Alpha_wolf_X77
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10 months ago

She is beutiful and we should put the same concept in the future generation , so they can lead better lives

Jemima Muneer
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10 months ago

that girl is doing more than trump

Rose Brien Harrington
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10 months ago

Oh bless her! I love it, well done to her.

Waffen Peter
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6 months ago

Time to curb stomp

James Woody
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8 months ago (edited)

She is a beautiful, young person! Bless her for her message of hope!

John Starling
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10 months ago

Did you get to the part where he threatened to murder a pregnant woman and her unborn child while he robbed her house? No sign for that?

Paige Garberding
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10 months ago

Your six year old daughter for president.

Dale Rudd
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10 months ago

It is our responsibility to raise children like this. Everyone will benefit. B & W together.

Cindy Kellough
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10 months ago

💜

Rhona Isaiah
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10 months ago

sniffle...sniffle

Yoshiya10
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10 months ago

that is a simple, but profound message

Charles Neilley
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10 months ago

K

Nina Morgan
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10 months ago

You must be so proud

Jaybird3939
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10 months ago

This is the kind of thing that makes me feel like our future is in good hands.

Debby Marengo
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10 months ago

Way to go sweet little one.

Linda Rose
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10 months ago

Keep posting your wonderful sign. If we all were just KIND that is all it takes to live in peace. Love your sign. Keep it posted. Life is good!

AZ
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10 months ago

She seems like a great child. But why is she mortified? She has nothing to be embarrassed about. Horrified would be the word I think you’re searching for!

Bobbi Krueger
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10 months ago

Someone should send her a Be Kind button to wear!!

Ellen LePera
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10 months ago

It is simple. Love is stronger than Hate. Positivity matters

John Phillips
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10 months ago

Parenting at its best.

Pug Pug
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10 months ago

Rewind

Neil Ellis
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10 months ago

beautiful young girl, she is showing more strength and leadership than Trump

Peggy Staiano
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10 months ago

That's right Sweetie. What it all comes down to is Just be NICE! God Bless You!

Rudrani Love
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10 months ago

angel... this is the right answer to all mankind.s problems.... thank you and that is a very beautifully drawn message too

Mike Rodrick
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10 months ago

Awesome young lady! Hopefully, a future leader. President maybe?

Jane Stevenson
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10 months ago

You must be so proud

Jane DeBow
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10 months ago

Wise beyond her years.

Pryjmaty
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10 months ago

I wish I could upvote this a thousand times!

Paul Mitton
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10 months ago

"Kindness" is more important than wisdom and knowledge. Once this is realized, that is the beginning of wisdom and knowledge. - unknown

Linda Clements
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10 months ago

You, the parents have taught her kindness. Be proud

Heidi Tucker
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10 months ago

Well Raised You As Her Parents Should Be Very Proud

Domoneeq Vs
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10 months ago

So brave

Myxomatosis
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10 months ago

As much as this little girl is more empathetic than most adults these days (as almost all children are until puberty), it is wrong to involve a her in adult matters. Especially this. It is surprisingly and extremely easy to shelter her from the news. We may think that it is okay, that they need to know and they will find out anyway, but that is not true. Instead we are providing them with individualized trauma with our own hands.

Eric Schmitt
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10 months ago

Phenomenal, please parents teach them young. Teach your children well!

Sheryl Thompson
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10 months ago

Well done young lady 👍

Barbara Baldwin
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10 months ago

You know who's going to be blamed for all this, don't you...

Patti Renwick Parrish
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10 months ago

Maybe her generation will be the one to bring us all together!

Sanja
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10 months ago

You should be. She is great.

Tova Rafuse
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10 months ago

ok every month of the year has been absolute crap so no this month the U.S is on fire bring it on june

Janet Cox
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10 months ago

The future...hopefully.

Bindi Adams
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10 months ago

Beautiful soul💕💕💕

Tina Rio
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10 months ago

Beautiful baby girl. Be kind. From New Zealand.

Keri Rosenkilde Christiansen
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10 months ago

Way to be little one!! ♥️👍 I sure hope she’s not still working on this issue when she’s an adult 🤞

Amy Pontious
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10 months ago

Right on!

Basabi Banerjee
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10 months ago

Seeds of solidarity and judgement should be sowed at young age

SF Angel
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10 months ago

And you should be proud

Ohio Sharon
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10 months ago

You are doing a great job rearing her! A future leader!

Yat Zee
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10 months ago

Why can't our president be more like this sweet little girl?

Stephanie Bella
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10 months ago

Oh fu k this makes me want to cry. You will live a beautiful life with your beautiful soul little lady.

Alyssa Silver
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10 months ago

Sweet girl

Carol Simmons
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10 months ago

thank you sweety

Claire Kellerman
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10 months ago

So beautiful to see her!!!

Pat Wooster
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10 months ago

Adorable!

Pat Gonzales
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10 months ago

Love this!

Jonahs Mrs
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10 months ago

Aw you little beauty Well done mum and dad x

Kathleen Braden
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10 months ago

A+ in Humanity, Little Princess!!!!!

CincyReds
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10 months ago

That is truly all it takes

Bailey Lynn
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10 months ago

God bless her little heart.

Angele Galea
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10 months ago

There's hope for the future. Great parents!

Andrietta Will
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10 months ago

thank you little one!

Shana Frost
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10 months ago

Tearing up this very moment 😪. This is so beautiful.

Cheryl Robinson-Atwood
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10 months ago

And there's our hope for the future.

Jim Post
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10 months ago

Very cool young person

DustyandMatthew Meyers
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10 months ago

sweet. Anger like this is not natural.

Cara
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10 months ago

What a good person! We need more like her!

Dalton Brown
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10 months ago

A little one shall lead them

Jacquie Rose
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10 months ago

That little girl has more empathy and strength than the president of the U.S.A. She is a gem.

Ouzodaki
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10 months ago

So lovely! At that age hatred isn’t something that ever surfaced. It’s so sad to watch what USA is going through. Again. Thank you, all sane people that’s still are doing their best. #FuckTrump

Cameron Shiell
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10 months ago

George Floyd was a career criminal who died needlessly at the hand of a police officer who also made a mistake and will also pay for his crime.

Djaris Edmonds
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10 months ago

Stop bashing the POTUS. It doesnt look good at all‼

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About 6 minutes into that period, Mr. Floyd became non-responsive. It was approximately then when Mr. Floyd fell silent and bystanders urged the officers to check his pulse.

One of the other officers, JA Kueng, did exactly that and said he "couldn't find one". But the officers did not move.

At 20:27, Mr. Chauvin removed his knee from Mr. Floyd's neck. He was taken to the Hennepin County Medical Center in an ambulance and was pronounced dead around an hour later.

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From The Raleigh Protest

From The Raleigh Protest

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Electric Ed
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10 months ago

Believe it, lady :( Maybe this time makes the difference?

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On Friday, Hennepin County Attorney Michael Freeman charged Mr. Chauvin with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. His bail has been set at $500,000.

Mr. Floyd's family and their attorney, Benjamin Crump, are upset that Mr. Chauvin wasn't charged with a more serious offense.

"We expected a first-degree murder charge. We want a first-degree murder charge. And we want to see the other officers arrested," Crump and the family said in a statement. "We call on authorities to revise the charges to reflect the true culpability of this officer."

If convicted of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter, Mr. Chauvin would be facing up to 25 years in prison on the first charge and up to 10 years on the second.

Mr. Freeman said charges against the other three officers are likely.

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Portland, Oregon. Police Demonstrating And Trying To Show They Hear And Understand The Frustration.

Portland, Oregon. Police Demonstrating And Trying To Show They Hear And Understand The Frustration.

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Sabse
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10 months ago

Not all cops are racists. Only the President is a racist.

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A GoFundMe campaign dedicated to George Floyd has raised more than $7 million.

George Floyd's brother, Philonise Floyd, organized the fundraiser, which is called the Official George Floyd Memorial Fund. According to the page's description, the funds will be used to cover funeral and burial expenses, grief counseling and lodging and travel for all court proceedings.

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We’re Stronger Together

We’re Stronger Together

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Kjorn
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10 months ago

I love that picture! Cops too are sick of that shit

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Now, after tens of thousands of people flooded the streets across the United States, after buildings were set on fire and businesses were looted, President Trump has criticized the unrest, and Attorney General William P. Barr warned people that contributing to the destruction could make them face federal charges. Gov. Tim Walz of Minnesota said the people who are defying curfews and trying to instigate police were no longer protesting police brutality, but rather seeking to exploit Mr. Floyd’s death for their own political motives.

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George Floyd - Philadelphia Protest Today

George Floyd - Philadelphia Protest Today

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Shart
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10 months ago

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God are we now gonna link this to the corona

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This Man Has Been Standing Alone In Our Town Square For The Past Few Days, Gods Bless His Courage

This Man Has Been Standing Alone In Our Town Square For The Past Few Days, Gods Bless His Courage

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Lisa loves cats
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10 months ago

Thank you for standing up in what you believe in

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Helping Cleaning Up

Helping Cleaning Up

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EHops
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10 months ago

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Oh no why would they? There's no violence, just good people trying to make a difference amongst this chaos to help their community

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Even The 'Church Of God' Community Are Standing By George

Even The 'Church Of God' Community Are Standing By George

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Daria B
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10 months ago

It means that the corruption has crossed the lines. It's the 21st century already and there still people with authority whose brains still haven't developed enough to tell a human being when they see one. Disgusting.

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Cops In Kansas City Joined The Local Protest

Cops In Kansas City Joined The Local Protest

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Electric Ed
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10 months ago

I can just imagine shift change. "Hey Greg, want my sign? I need to get into my riot gear"

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Santa Cruz Police Chief Taking A Knee With Peaceful Protesters During A Demonstration In Santa Cruz, Ca

Santa Cruz Police Chief Taking A Knee With Peaceful Protesters During A Demonstration In Santa Cruz, Ca

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Kaisu
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10 months ago

This is nice, but cops need to do more. Someone said that even if there are 1000 good cops and 10 bad cops, if the 1000 good cops don't make sure the 10 bad cops are brought to justice, then there are 1010 bad cops.

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Danish Sympathy March For George Floyd. ~10.000 People Marching Peacefully Through Copenhagen.

Danish Sympathy March For George Floyd. ~10.000 People Marching Peacefully Through Copenhagen.

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Peter Korpershoek
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10 months ago

My faith in America restores a little more :-P

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Spreading The Love

Spreading The Love

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Nash Nopper
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10 months ago

THIS!

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This Is Also Happening In Minneapolis

This Is Also Happening In Minneapolis

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Aragorn II Elessar
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10 months ago

Yes! It’s not just rioters. There’s good people here

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A Group Of People Forming A Human Barricade And Protecting The Store To Prevent People From Looting

A Group Of People Forming A Human Barricade And Protecting The Store To Prevent People From Looting

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Shart
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10 months ago

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Sorry but cvs has some good drugs...4 people with arms spread inst gonna stop someone trying to get pain meds

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Where Are The News Vans Now?

Where Are The News Vans Now?

“The news crews focus on black people looting, but there are many of us here also trying to clean up. They don’t focus on that!” This is Marvin Applewhite. He is leading efforts to clean up after riots. I haven't heard any news organization show that there are people like him out there. He has a GoFundMe to help with supplies and food for the other volunteers

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Narwhal Blast
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10 months ago

Amazing man! This is such an awesome example!!!

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Modist Brewing In Minneapolis

Modist Brewing In Minneapolis

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SanchaTheSeeker
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10 months ago

But they just advertised it...

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Police Captain Joins Protesters

Police Captain Joins Protesters

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Linda HS
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10 months ago

I'm crying my eyes out...this is sooo very touching

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Police In Muskegon, Mi Showing Their Support For Protesters Outside Of The County Courthouse Today.

Police In Muskegon, Mi Showing Their Support For Protesters Outside Of The County Courthouse Today.

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Narwhal Blast
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10 months ago

I love this photo!

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It’s Not Black vs. White People, It Is Everyone vs. Racists

It’s Not Black vs. White People, It Is Everyone vs. Racists

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Pseudo Puppy
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10 months ago

when even the cops know it was murder.....

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Protesters Gathering In Front Of The Us Embassy In Berlin, Germany Today. We Stand With You

Protesters Gathering In Front Of The Us Embassy In Berlin, Germany Today. We Stand With You

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Hans
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10 months ago

There have been several players of Bundesliga showing their solidarity this weekend.

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A Friend Of Mine In Minnesota. Stay Safe, Everyone. Except You, Tony.

A Friend Of Mine In Minnesota. Stay Safe, Everyone. Except You, Tony.

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Bill
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10 months ago

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Hate is still hate

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The Police Taking A Knee With Protesters In Miami, Florida

The Police Taking A Knee With Protesters In Miami, Florida

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Linda HS
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10 months ago

Respect!

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5/31/20 Washington Dc. “What The Media Doesn’t Show”

5/31/20 Washington Dc. “What The Media Doesn’t Show”

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Narwhal Blast
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10 months ago

This looks like they're sharing a good joke and it warms my heart <3

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#28

Flint Police Just Laid Down Their Shields And Batons And Started Walking With Protestors

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Cori
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10 months ago

Good for them! There are definitely police officers who are just as pissed as the rest of us. It doesn't excuse, negate or minimize the appalling behavior displayed by other officers, but it definitely deserves to be noticed and acknowledged.

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Protesters Spray Painted All Over This Monument Last Night. We Were All Trying To Scrub It Off When This Guy Showed Up With A Powerwasher.

Protesters Spray Painted All Over This Monument Last Night. We Were All Trying To Scrub It Off When This Guy Showed Up With A Powerwasher.

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Shart
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10 months ago

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Yes the protesters are thugs....why didnt the peaceful protesters stop thid

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Emotional Moment Between An Officer And Protestor

Emotional moment between an Officer and Protestor from r/MadeMeSmile

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Max L.
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10 months ago

Let's hope for Derek'n'part

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Standing Together With The Residents

Standing Together With The Residents

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catslave6
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10 months ago

Thank you, Camden!

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#32

Lawers Offering Pro Bono Services For Arrested Protestors

Lawers Offering Pro Bono Services For Arrested Protestors

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Shart
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10 months ago

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But peaceful protesters arent getting arrested..thugs stealing 6 big screen tvs from target across the street are

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Police In Downtown Portland Are Kneeling In Front Of Protesters

Police In Downtown Portland Are Kneeling In Front Of Protesters

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Cold Contagious
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10 months ago

A very moving selfless act that's more powerful than words.

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Protesters Chanted: “Walk With Us!!”

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Shart
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10 months ago

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Cant do it..its against the regulatione..cops cant be political...cant just walk off their assigned routes

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There Is Hope

There Is Hope

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Felicia Dale
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10 months ago

This is what we all need.

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