George Floyd death: More large protests in US but violence falls

Tens of thousands of people have demonstrated, mainly peacefully, across the United States for an eighth night following the death of African-American George Floyd in police custody.

One of the biggest protests, joined by Floyd’s relatives, took place in his hometown of Houston, Texas.

Many citizens defied curfews in several cities, imposed after violence and looting in some districts on Monday night.

The Pope has also called for racism not to be ignored.

“We cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism,” he said. But he also condemned the violence: “Noting is gained by violence and so much is lost.”

This case has ignited deep-seated anger over police killings of African-Americans and racism. Protest and rallies have been taking place in the US since the passing of Floyd last week Monday. The protests were joined by sixteen members of Floyd’s family.

They included his sister La Tonya and brother Philonese. Floyd’s nephew told the crowd: “Don’t stop until we get justice for my uncle,”

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