Protests have been taking place all over the world following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, USA, after he was held down by police officers. George Floyd was black and died after a white police officer knelt on his neck for nine minutes. Now people are taking to the streets angry at police using unnecessary force against black people in America. How did racism start and why is it still a problem today? Watch this important video from our partners at FYI and the BFI to find out more about it.
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Black man George Floyd died after white police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck. The officer has since been charged with murder, while three other police officers who were there all face charges for standing by while it happened. Protests against police violence and racial hatred began in Minneapolis, as people took to the streets to campaign against the police using unnecessary force against black people in the US. Demonstrations have since spread globally, including to the UK.

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