Rally in solidarity with United States protests against racism and police violence, planned in Winnipeg

A rally at the Manitoba Legislature at 6 p.m. Friday will be held in solidarity with events elsewhere and to draw awareness to racism and police brutality against black people here, Hope said.

George Floyd, 46, died on May 25 after he was held down by three police officers, one with his knee pressed against Floyd’s neck. The Minneapolis resident had been accused of using counterfeit money.

The four officers involved in the arrest of Floyd have been fired and the officer who pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck has been charged with third-degree murder.

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