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Protests against police brutality in US, Gutterres says US leaders should listen the protestors

In the United States, protests against police brutality and killing of a black man George Floyd continue in various cities across the country.

The post-mortem report showed he suffered a cardiac arrest while being restrained by police.

Authorities imposed night-time curfews in several cities, including Los Angeles, Houston and Minneapolis, which have been the epicenter of the unrest.

Meanwhile, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has called on US leaders and authorities to listen to the protesters and show restraint.

He also urged protesters to remain non-violent during their protests.

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How George Floyd was murdered

Video of Floyd’s arrest captured by a bystander and posted on Facebook appeared to show the victim pinned to the ground, repeatedly pleading “I can’t breathe” for nearly four minutes as an officer holds his neck to the ground with his knee. He appeared to be in handcuffs in the video footage.

Floyd, 46, appeared to lose consciousness as the officer maintained his position on the victim.

His pulse was checked about three minutes after he stopped gasping for air, but it is unclear from the video what the assessment was at that point. He was then loaded on to a stretcher and moved into an ambulance.


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