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Al Jazeera 31 May 2020

US protesters defy curfews as outrage over police brutality intensifies

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Protests against racism have spread to even more US cities, becoming violent in many of them.
What began as demonstrations over the death of George Floyd after being arrested, has reawoken national outrage over deaths blamed on the police.

Al Jazeera's Mike Hanna reports.


In Brazil, a police violence video that was filmed in late May has been recently released, which sparked outrage among Brazilians. Some say police brutality in the country is an old problem that has been getting worse.
Police fired tear gas at demonstrators who were taking over a highway to protest the killing.
Florida marked a grim milestone in the coronavirus pandemic as the state reported 173 deaths, a new single-day record. The rise in deaths and new cases comes as teachers push back against a state mandate that requires schools to reopen in the fall for in-person instruction. Jim Defede, an investigative reporter for CBS Miami, joins CBSN's Lana Zak with the latest.
President Trump hosted black leaders to discuss law enforcement reform at the White House. This took place as George Floyd's brother, Philonise Floyd, gave an emotional plea to members of Congress that the officers involved in his brother's death face justice during a House hearing on police brutality.

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