George Floyd family, supporters kneel in protest ahead of trial

Relatives and lawyers for the family of George Floyd kneel in protest outside the US courthouse where the trial will be held for the white police officer accused of killing the 46-year-old Black man.

They take a knee for eight minutes and 46 seconds, the amount of time police officer Derek Chauvin was seen on video kneeling on Floyd’s neck.

The protest comes shortly before the start of opening arguments in Chauvin’s murder and manslaughter trial.

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