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Trump spoke with Floyd family, calls for peaceful protests

Trump spoke with Floyd family, calls for peaceful protests

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he had spoken with the family of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after a white police officer knelt on his neck in a killing that triggered three days of violent protests in Minneapolis.

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Trump, speaking during an event at the White House, also said "we can't allow" the demonstrations in Minneapolis "to descend further into lawless anarchy and chaos." A Minneapolis police officer who pinned an unarmed black man with a knee to the throat before the man died has been arrested and charged with murder, a prosecutor said on Friday.

George Floyd's death sparked three nights of violent protests in the Midwestern city.




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