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Protest and reflection: A year after the death of George Floyd

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By Brad Brooks (Reuters) – Bettye and Robert Freeman were sitting in their Boston living room when they heard the clamor on the street outside. After 51 years of marriage, they walked out to their stoop without saying a word. They just went. As they pushed through the heavy wooden front door, they saw the chanting protesters. It was June 4, 2020, 10 days after the murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. Still silent, the Freemans – self-described “children of the ’60s” who are Black – simultaneously, solemnly raised their right fists. The crowd returned the salute. Reuters p…

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