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Protest of Minneapolis man's death blocks Memphis street

Added 05-28-20 12:03:02am EST - “Police blocked a main thoroughfare in Memphis, Tennessee, after protesters gathered outside a police precinct to voice their anger at the death of an unarmed black man during a confrontation with a white officer in Minnesota.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Protest of Minneapolis man’s death blocks Memphis street”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Police blocked a main thoroughfare in Memphis, Tennessee, after protesters gathered outside a police precinct to voice their anger at the death of an unarmed black man during a confrontation with a white officer in Minnesota.

A few dozen people rallied outside the precinct in Midtown Memphis on Union Avenue on Wednesday night to protest the death of George Floyd.

Four Minneapolis police officers have been fired and investigations are under way in Floyd’s death Monday. A white police officer is seen on video kneeling against the neck of Floyd, who was handcuffed and complained that he could not breathe.

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Standing behind metal barricades, the Memphis protesters held signs and chanted the names of other unarmed black men who have died in confrontations with police officers in the U.S. in recent years, such as Michael Brown, Freddie Gray and Eric Garner.

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