14:37 - July 08, 2020
News ID: 3471935
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Participants in a rally held in protest at racism in the US chanted Allahu Akbar (God is great).


There have been widespread protests against racism, police violence and mistreatment of African Americans in the US since the death of African American George Floyd.

The 46-year-old died after Derek Chauvin, a white officer, knelt on his neck and pinned him to the ground for nine minutes in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25.

The Floyd protests, which came amid pent-up despair and anger inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic that has hit US minority communities especially hard, deepened a political crisis for President Donald Trump as he threatened to deploy the military into the streets to put down the protests.

Protesters clamored for an end to police brutality, saying they were hopeful that Floyd's death would mark a turning point in race relations, police aggression and a lightning rod for change in the way police departments function across the US.




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