Floridians protest killing of George Floyd

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South Florida residents express themselves during a peaceful protest on Saturday in Coral Gables.
PHOTO BY KIM GIBSON/FLORIDA COURIER

Protests around the country continued over the weekend as Americans expressed their rage over the May 25 killing of George Floyd, 46.

From Tallahassee to Miami, Floridians took to the streets to condemn the actions of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin and three other officers, who were videotaped using excessive force on Floyd. Chauvin pressed his knee against Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes while Floyd pleaded that he couldn’t breathe.

On May 29, Chauvin was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. He faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted.

In some cities around the country, the protests turned violent as buildings and police cars were set on fire, and stores were looted. Officers wearing riot gear and gas masks clashed with protesters.

Dozens of cities around the U.S., including Miami, imposed curfews after the protests turned violent.

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