George Floyd's family take a knee in Minneapolis

Minneapolis (AFP) – Lawyer Ben Crump quietly switched knees. The Reverend Al Sharpton needed some assistance. For eight minutes and 46 seconds on Monday relatives and lawyers of George Floyd took a knee to mark how long a white policeman knelt on the neck of the African American, who died of asphyxiation. Their protest began at 8.46 am in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the US city where Derek Chauvin, 44, is on trial for murder and manslaughter after pinning Floyd — on his stomach, with his hands cuffed behind his back — to the ground. In bystander footage Floyd can be heard pleading that he cannot…

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