Service begins in Floyd’s hometown; US capital braces for what officials say may be ‘largest’ demonstration ever.
Hundreds of mourners gathered in North Carolina on Saturday for a memorial service for George Floyd, an unarmed Black man who was killed by police in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 25.
Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive of Facebook, has promised to review the social network’s policies that led to its decision to not moderate controversial messages posted by the US president that appeared to encourage violence against those protesting against police racism.
Washington, DC is peparing for what one police official may be the “largest gathering” ever in the US capital. Meanwhile, protesters have taken to the streets in Australia, Asia and Europe in solidarity.
Several jurisdictions have been altering their use of force policies, with California’s governor ordering state police to stop teaching a controversial neck restraint, Minneapolis officials ordering a ban on police choke and strangleholds, Seattle’s mayor banning police from using tear gas in protests, and a federal judge in Denver limiting police use of tear gas and rubber bullets on protesters.