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India Death of George Floyd: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau kneels in tribute

18:55  06 june  2020
18:55  06 june  2020 Source:   20minutes.fr

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 United States: four police officers dismissed after the death of a black man during his arrest For about ten minutes George Floyd had been tackled to the ground when he complained of not being able to breathe. A new drama involving the police in the death of a black man shakes the United States. Four Minneapolis agents were sacked Tuesday after the case in which the victim's family, George Floyd, denounced "excessive and inhuman" use of force and accused the police of racism. The scene was filmed on Monday evening by a passerby on her live Facebook.

Justin Trudeau, le premier ministre du Canada, lors d'une manifestation anti-raciste. © DAVE CHAN / AFP Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada, during an anti-racist demonstration.

SYMBOL - Canadian Prime Minister attended anti-racism demonstration in Ottawa

Kneeling on the ground, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined thousands of protesters in Ottawa on Friday to speak out against racism and police violence after the death of George Floyd in the United States. Black mask on the face, Justin Trudeau several times put his knee on the ground, the last for 8 minutes 46 seconds, the time that the torture of George Floyd lasted under the knee of the white policeman Derek Chauvin, despite his pleas .

VIDEO. Death of George Floyd: Police officers violently attacked by protesters in Los Angeles

 VIDEO. Death of George Floyd: Police officers violently attacked by protesters in Los Angeles The police quickly found themselves surrounded by dozens of protesters © Screenshot / Reuters A police officer in difficulty facing protesters in Los Angeles, May 29, 2020. EMEUTES - The police quickly found themselves surrounded by dozens of protesters During an demonstration in Los Angeles, police officers found themselves in trouble faced with thousands of angry protesters. The police patrol is said to have responded to a call reporting damage to the streets.

The Prime Minister joined the rally in front of the Parliament in tribute to this black father, whose death sparked a worldwide movement of revolt and protests. He was accompanied by the Minister responsible for the Family, Ahmed Hussen. White shirt, black pants, Justin Trudeau was holding in his hands a black t-shirt with the white inscription "Black Lives Matter" given to him by demonstrators.

Mute but aquiessant

He did not address the crowd, but he nodded his head several times in sign of approval, also applauding the speeches made on the microphone chanting "Black Lives Matter" and calling for "change now" . "In recent weeks, we have seen that a large number of Canadians have suddenly realized that discrimination is a reality experienced by too many of our fellow citizens and something that must stop," said earlier in Justin Trudeau Day.

Riots in the United States: the (very) long silence of Justin Trudeau

 Riots in the United States: the (very) long silence of Justin Trudeau © Getty Images Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke this Tuesday June 2 on the events in United States linked to the death of George Floyd on May 25. When reporter Tom Parry asked him to speak about the use of tear gas against the protesters, Trudeau first observed a 21-second pause. A silence that speaks volumes about his dismay in the face of such chaos. After this silence, very rare in a press conference, Trudeau finally confided his point of view on the situation in a long answer.

“There is too much racism all over the world, in France, in the United States, in Canada. It is important to oppose it if we want it to change, "said Stéphane Kribodo, one of the protesters. Thousands of people also demonstrated in Toronto and other cities across Canada against racism and police violence. Toronto black police chief Mark Saunders also knelt on the ground as he met protesters in the downtown area. "We see you and we hear you," he said.

Premier of Ontario, Tory Doug Ford, praised the chief of police for his "incredible leadership." Earlier this week, Justin Trudeau was speechless for more than 20 seconds, when pressured by a reporter to comment on Donald Trump's attitude toward anti-racism protests. Canadians are following the situation in the United States with "horror", he finally reaffirmed.


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Bail for ex-police officers set at $ 1 million in Floyd case .
© Handout In the case of the killed African American George Floyd, the bail for ex-police officer Derek Chauvin has been set at $ 1 million. The 44-year-old was brought into a courtroom in Minneapolis via video conference. In the case of the black George Floyd killed, the bail for ex-policeman Derek Chauvin, who is the main suspect, has been set at $ 1 million. The detained 44-year-old was first video-connected to a courtroom in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Monday.

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