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US tributes begin as anniversary of George Floyd death nears

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Minneapolis (AFP) – Supporters and relatives of African American George Floyd began gathering Sunday ahead of the first anniversary of his death under a white policeman’s knee, a killing that prompted a reckoning on racial injustice in the United States. Members of the Floyd family planned to march Sunday with relatives of other Black people who died in encounters with the police. Floyd, 46, was killed on May 25, 2020 by a police officer, Derek Chauvin, who kneeled on his neck for more than nine minutes in Minneapolis. Chauvin, convicted by a jury of murder and manslaughter, is to be sentenced…

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