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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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Purple Friday: City in Solidarity Against Prejudice

This Friday evening (June 5th) will see the Brighton Palace Pier, BAi360 and the Brighton Centre lit in purple to show support against inequality in all its forms.

The city council asks the all residents to come out on their doorsteps at 8.00pm and stand in silence or take the knee to show support for people of colour.

This follows the shocking death of George Floyd whilst detained by police in Minneapolis, USA. Council leader Councillor Nancy Platts and Convenor of the Greens, Councillor Phelim

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