Civil rights activists, including the Reverend Al Sharpton, pray with the family members of George Floyd during the closing statements of the Derek Chauvin trial. Former police officer Chauvin is being charged with the murder and manslaughter of Floyd, which sparked global protests against racial injustice and police brutality.
Deeply wounded and forever changed by the death of his nephew George Floyd, Selwyn Jones is apprehensive about the murder trial of the police officer responsible, his doubts fueled by a legal system that historically has been friendly to law enforcement. "Do you think we can handle an acquittal?" says Jones, a maternal uncle to the Black man whose death under the knee of a white Minneapolis officer on May 25, 2020 sparked outraged protests around the world.
People gather in celebration and mourning of George Floyd on what would have been his 47th birthday. The crowd gathers at Floyd's memorial near the intersection of 38th Street and Chicago Ave in Minneapolis, Minnesota, near the location where George Floyd was killed.
The policemen accused of murdering George Floyd, the 46-year-old African American whose death in May sparked nationwide protests, leave the courthouse after appearing in court together for the first time. Protesters followed Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao with signs reading "Justice for George Floyd" and "Black Lives Matter".
The murder of George Floyd in the US has sparked protests against police brutality around the world, including in India, where not a day goes by without reports of beatings and torture at the hands of the police. Although police brutality has long been typically condoned and even accepted as a necessary evil, Indian citizens are now beginning to demand justice amid growing evidence of police abusing their power. Our New Delhi correspondents report. Warning: this report contains graphic footage.
Ayman El-Hosary, a Palestinian artist in Gaza City, draws a portrait of African-American man George Floyd, whose death while a policeman kneeled on his neck has sparked riots in the United States, as a way to show solidarity with Americans and their fight against racism.
Amid a global protest movement following the killing of George Floyd, the poet, slam artist and organizer Aja Monet, author and journalist Dimitry Elias Léger and filmmaker Damian Kudelka join Eve Jackson for a difficult conversation about the role art has in fighting racism and helping change happen.