Protests have erupted across the United States and around the world since May 25, when a white Minneapolis police officer named Derek Chauvin killed a Black man named George Floyd by pressing a knee onto Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds even as Floyd cried out, “I can’t breathe.” Police had arrested Floyd for allegedly trying to purchase cigarettes in a convenience store with a counterfeit $20 bill. The protests over his death also speak to years of systemic racism, well-documented prior instances of police brutality going back decades, and repeated calls for action falling on deaf ears of elected officials.

PHOTOS: Protests around the world in the wake of George Floyd's death

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