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George Perry Floyd Jr. (October 14, 1973 – May 25, 2020) was a black American man killed during an arrest in Minneapolis, Minnesota, after allegedly using counterfeit money to buy cigarettes. Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, knelt on his neck for nearly eight minutes as he lay handcuffed on the ground. After his death, protests against police violence toward black people quickly spread across the United States and internationally.
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LGBTQ public officials, community leaders join Md. protests

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College Park Mayor Patrick Wojahn on Wednesday joined residents in a protest largely supported by 5 o’clock commuters and Prince George’s County police.

Wojahn was one of many LGBTQ Marylanders who took to the streets this week to support protests against police brutality and racial violence.

Both peaceful protests and violent riots were triggered by the death of George Floyd on May 25 when then-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck, asphyxiating him, according to a

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