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'Get your knee off our necks,' Reverend Al Sharpton urges at George Floyd memorial

Reuters Friday, 5 June 2020
Prominent civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton told mourners on Thursday George Floyd's fatal encounter with police and the nationwide protests his death ignited marked a reckoning for America over race and justice, demanding, "Get your knee off our necks."
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