USA: Protesters outside San Francisco’s City Hall take a knee in tribute to George Floyd

Demonstrator took a knee in front of San Francisco's City Hall on Tuesday to honour George Floyd and protest police brutality and racism. Protesters were seen kneeling in tribute to Floyd, holding up signs reading «Black Lives Matter» and «White silence is violence.» Addison, one of the protesters, touched on the movement of defunding the police. «I think that we do need to defund the police, but by defunding the police we them to stop it from being a military state. Currently, we need police to protect us and serve us not serve themselves and they need to held accountable for everything that they do and their actions,» he said. On Tuesday, George Floyd was laid to rest in the Houston suburb of Pearland, alongside his mother. Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, was killed as he was being arrested in Minneapolis on May 25, after police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes despite Floyd saying he couldn't breathe. The four officers charged in Floyd's death have since been fired and charged. Protests sparked by Floyd's death have been taking place across the US and around the world for the second consecutive week.

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