Protests over George Floyd's death spread to New Zealand

Elias Hubbard
June 1, 2020

The attorney representing George Floyd's family says the findings of an independent autopsy will be announced Monday afternoon.

The big-box retailer's location at 2500 East Lake Street was ransacked by looters last week when the protests spread from city's 3rd Precinct station, which covers the portion of south Minneapolis where George Floyd was arrested, to nearby stores.

The running demonstrations demanding justice for George Floyd show "the severity of the problems of racism and police violence in the U.S.", a spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Zhao Lijian told at a regular press briefing on Monday.

Tens of thousands of people gathered in New Zealand's largest city, Auckland, to protest the caught-on-video, alleged police-brutality killing of the unarmed black man by white cop Derek Chauvin in Minnesota in the U.S. on May 25, the Guardian reported.

In the days after the incident, Chauvin was sacked from the police department and charged with murder and manslaughter. According to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office, Floyd's death was the result of being "restrained by the police, his underlying health conditions and any potential intoxicants in his system".

Throughout it all, protesters in Minneapolis and across the country demanded justice for Floyd and accountability for Chauvin.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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