Biden to host George Floyd’s family at Whitehouse, special event to be held on death anniversary

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Washington: US President Joe Biden has decided to hold a ceremony at the White House on May 25 to commemorate the death anniversary of black George Floyd. During this time Floyd’s family will also be included. On Friday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the president had not yet put forward a detailed plan for the day. Soon they will give full information about it to the media.

People came on the streets

Significantly, Floyd died on 25 May 2020 during police action. This was seen as a racial attack. After this, people came out on the streets of America. They shouted slogans against the government. The situation reached such a point that the former Trump government had to resort to police and army to suppress the protest. During this time common people clashed with police in many states.

What is the matter?

A US court has convicted a former policeman in the murder of black George Floyd. Significantly, last year, policeman Derek Chauvin held George Floyd’s neck with his knee. George died on the spot after bruising his neck for nine consecutive minutes. The video of this incident went viral. During this time, the Vice President of the United States Kamala Harris requested all the US lawmakers to pass the ‘George Floyd Justice in Policing Act’. Harris said in the court’s decision that the scale of justice is not the same as getting justice. This decision has brought us one step closer in that direction.


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