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Protesters clashed with police at an "I Can't Breathe" rally outside the 3rd Precinct Police Station in Minneapolis, Minnesota to protest the death of George Floyd who died in police custody. Four Minneapolis police officers have been fired after a video taken by a bystander was posted on social media showing Floyd's neck being pinned to the ground by an officer as he repeatedly said, "I can't breathe". Floyd was later pronounced dead after being transported to Hennepin County Medical Center.
 

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A man prays in front of the growing memorial for George Floyd who died in police custody on Monday in Minneapolis, Minnesota. An FBI investigation is underway following a fatal encounter between Floyd and Minneapolis police. In a statement early Tuesday, police said the man had a medical incident during an attempted arrest. However, video of the encounter shows an officer with his knee on the mans neck for at least eight minutes. Before the man lost consciousness, he repeatedly told officers that he couldn't breathe.
 

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Over 1000 people attended a rally outside the 3rd Precinct Police Station in Minneapolis, Minnesota to protest the death of George Floyd who died in police custody. Demonstrators clashed with the Minneapolis police outside a police station on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.
 

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A demonstrator holds up an "I can't breathe" sign outside the 3rd Precinct Police Station in Minneapolis, Minnesota to protest the death of George Floyd who died in police custody. Demonstrators clashed with the Minneapolis police outside a police station on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.
 

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People attend an "I can't breathe" rally on Tuesday outside the 3rd Precinct Police Station in Minneapolis, Minnesota to protest the murder of George Floyd who died in police custody on Monday, May 25, while in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
 

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Motorcycle gangs joined protesters at the Cup Foods store at Chicago Ave. and East 38th Street, the site where George Floyd died on Monday, May 25, while in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Demonstrators clashed with the Minneapolis police outside a police station on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.
 

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Children play in the street while their parents participate in a rally for George Floyd at Chicago Ave. and East 38th Street during a rally in Minneapolis on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.
 

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People attend an "I can't breathe" rally on Tuesday outside the 3rd Precinct Police Station in Minneapolis, Minnesota to protest the murder of George Floyd who died in police custody on Monday, May 25, while in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
 

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Protestors slash tires and smash windows on an empty police vehicle near the Minneapolis 3rd Police Precinct in Minneapolis on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Federal authorities are investigating a white Minneapolis police officer for possible civil rights violations, after a video surface showing him kneeling on a handcuffed African-American man's neck and ignoring the man's protests that he couldn't breathe. The man later died. An attorney for the man’s family identified him as George Floyd.
 

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Police armed with assault rifles lob tear gas canisters to disperse the crowd demonstrating against the death of George Floyd outside the Minneapolis 3rd Police Precinct on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.
 

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Demonstrators hold an upside down B&W American flag after protesting near the spot where George Floyd died while in custody of the Minneapolis Police on Monday in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The protests lasted into the night on May 26, 2020.

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Four Minneapolis police officers were fired after video showed one cop with his knee on the neck of a handcuffed Black man who later died.

George Floyd, who was face down on the ground, repeatedly groaned and complained that he couldn't breathe. His nose was bleeding and his arms were handcuffed behind his back.

"My stomach hurts. My neck hurts. Everything hurts... Water or something. Please. Please. I can't breathe, officer... I cannot breathe. I cannot breathe."

Eventually, he stopped moving and appeared to fall unconscious.

Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo announced Tuesday that four officers involved in Floyd's death are now "former employees" of the police force.

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Their names were not released, but two of the cops seen in a viral video were identified on social media as officers Derek Chauvin (left) and Tou Thao.

The video, which was recorded on May 25, was uploaded to Facebook by a user named Darnella Frazier. She is heard asking the officer why his knee is on the man's neck when he's not resisting arrest.

"That's bulls—t, Bro," said a male bystander. "You're stopping his breathing right there, Bro. Get him off the ground, Bro. You're being a bum right now."

The FBI and state law enforcement authorities announced on Tuesday they have launched an investigation into Floyd's death.

Floyd’s death has drawn comparisons to the case of Eric Garner, the New York man who died in 2014 after he was placed in a chokehold by a police officer.

The cop was fired from the NYPD in 2019.
 

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Two Minneapolis police officers are on paid leave after a video shows one of the cops pinning a Black man on the ground with a knee on his neck. The man, who was handcuffed, repeatedly said he could not breathe. He later died.

The video, which was recorded on May 25, was uploaded to Facebook by a user named Darnella Frazier. She is heard asking the officer why his knee is on the man's neck when he's not resisting arrest.

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The man was identified as George Floyd. Floyd, who was face down on the ground, repeatedly groaned and complained that he couldn't breathe. His nose was bleeding and his arms were handcuffed behind his back.

"My stomach hurts. My neck hurts. Everything hurts... Water or something. Please. Please. I can't breathe, officer... I cannot breathe. I cannot breathe."

Eventually, he stopped moving and appeared to fall unconscious.

"That's bulls—t, Bro," said a male bystander. "You're stopping his breathing right there, Bro. Get him off the ground, Bro. You're being a bum right now."

A police statement said the cops responded to a call about a "forgery in progress." They found the man sitting in a blue car and he "appeared to be under the influence," according to the report obtained by Yahoo News.

"After he got out, he physically resisted officers. Officers were able to get the suspect into handcuffs and noted he appeared to be suffering medical distress. Officers called for an ambulance."

 

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