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George Floyds death a painful reminder of African-American communitys struggle against racism

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A week after George Floyd died at the hands of the police in Minneapolis, protests across the US are still going strong. But at the very scene where he died, members of the African-American community on Monday peacefully gathered to pay their tributes, and to be reminded of their constant struggle against systematic racism. FRANCE 24s Kethevane Gorjestani reports.

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Hundreds of people on Monday gathered at the scene where Floyd, an unarmed African American, was killed at the hands of a white police officer a week earlier. Although the gathering was largely about paying tribute, with flowers, prayers and chants, it also served as a painful reminder of the daily struggles of African-Americans against systematic racism.

“Its sad for the African Americans around here because we already question where our place is in America. And with things like this, if we dont stand up, were showing them that were allowing this stuff [to happen]. Weve been allowing it for too long now,” Tommy Macbrayer, who organised the gathering, told FRANCE 24.

Since 2014, at least 100 African-Americans, including Trayyon Martin, Michael Brown, Sandra Bland and Read More – Source