George Floyd killing: protests spread across US as Twitter hides Trump tweet ‘glorifying violence’ – live

Posted by on May 29, 2020 10:39 am
Categories: Global Stories

3.26pm BST

Joe Biden has weighed in on Trump’s tweet glorifying violence against protesters and the arrest of a CNN reporter in Minneapolis.

I will not lift the President’s tweet. I will not give him that amplification. But he is calling for violence against American citizens during a moment of pain for so many. I’m furious, and you should be too.

3.07pm BST

Before his death beneath a Minneapolis police officer’s knee on Monday, George Floyd was suffering the same fate as millions of Americans during the coronavirus pandemic: out of work and looking for a new job.

Floyd moved to Minneapolis from his native Houston several years ago in hopes of finding work and starting a new life, Christopher Harris, Floyd’s lifelong friend, told the Associated Press.

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