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BBC News 3 Jun 2020

George Floyd death: More large protests in US but violence falls

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Tens of thousands of people have demonstrated, mainly peacefully, across the United States for an eighth night following the death of African-American George Floyd in police custody.

One of the biggest protests, joined by Floyd's relatives, took place in his hometown of Houston, Texas.

Many defied curfews in several cities, imposed after violence and looting in some districts on Monday night.

The Pope has issued a call for racism not to be ignored.

"We cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism," he said. But he also condemned the violence: "Nothing is gained by violence and so much is lost."


Throwing handcuffs to the ground, police unions in Paris are protesting a new ban on chokeholds and limits on what officers can do during arrests.

The new measures come as part of a government effort to stamp out police brutality and racism in the wake of George Floyd's death in the US.
A grocery store worker called police to report a man used a counterfeit $20 bill, leading to the confrontation that ended in George Floyd's death. As Moustafa Bayoumi, a professor at Brooklyn College, explains, nuisance abatement laws force shop owners to act as "third party police." He joined CBSN to discuss how these laws disproportionately impact minority communities.
Civil rights icon Andrew Young marched with Martin Luther King Jr. and has been at the forefront of breaking barriers against Black Americans for a generation. In an interview with CBS News' Pamela Falk, Young said George Floyd's death and the subsequent protests against racism and police brutality "have touched the heart of the planet."
Several Minneapolis Police Department officers have decided to leave their jobs in the aftermath of George Floyd's death. They also cite a lack of support from the department.

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