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    Black Lives Matter Protests Sweep Across Globe Following Death of George Floyd (121)
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    African-American former convict George Floyd's death at the hands of police in Minneapolis, Minnesota has sparked a worldwide movement against police brutality and social injustice.

    New federal legislation should be established that would punish those who burn the United States flag with one-year jail terms, US President Donald Trump said.
    The president referred to an incident that took place in the city of Portland on Thursday evening which saw protesters topple a statue of George Washington. According to video footage from the incident, a US flag was wrapped around the statue and set alight.

    Statues and monuments commemorating individuals linked with slavery or racism have become a major target of Black Lives Matters demonstrators in the wake of George Floyd’s death on 25 May in the city of Minneapolis.

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        Black Lives Matter Protests Sweep Across Globe Following Death of George Floyd (121)
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