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Why people around the world are protesting the death of George Floyd

George Floyd’s death on May 25 has struck a nerve around the world and spurred many to call out what they see as racial injustices and police brutality in their own countries. Read more: SPECIAL OFFER: To thank you for your support, here’s a deal on a Washington Post digital subscription: $29 for one year

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    John C Fernandez

    Like Democrat leaders are gonna really pressure unions when its the labor unions the provide the largest chunks of cash to Democrat politicians. The purpose of bribery is to get what you want. The black community has yet to realize behind closed doors, for Democrat politicians it not black lives, but black votes is what really matters. And the protest year after year and wonder why nothing changes. If blacks want change, blacks need to change who they vote for year after year!!!

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    Vincent Venturella

    The BLM Movement has Changed the Landscape for the NEXT GENERAL ELECTION. A spaceship Bleeding Oxygen from a Fractured Bulkhead. The OUTCOME ? for BETTER or WORSE, who CAN SAY ? TIME WILL and ALWAYS DOES TELL. VJVMD

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    Vincent Venturella

    I can NEVER SUPPORT a FEDERAL GOVERNMENT that AIMS to PUT DOWN any CIVIL INSURRECTION with TAX PAID ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY TROOPS….SOUNDS too MUCH LIKE CHINA and RUSSIA to ME…..THAT is TRUMP'S new PROBLEM and ISSUE. VJVMD

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    Anyone who doesn't understand what's going on in America under the So-called White Supremacist Systematic Racism toward African Americans should watch the documentary film "13th" on NETFLIX.

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    Floyd is a criminal criminal criminal drag dealer
    He is not a hero….looser ….drunk alcoholic
    Lazy free louder ,froud rober ,::::
    and killer of pregnant women:::
    Shame shame shame, just stop:: he is criminal …….

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    Vincent Venturella

    COVID-19 IS NOTHING, COMPARED to what will HAPPEN in NOV 2020 !

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    Vincent Venturella

    TRUMP SHOULD RESIGN, PENCE SHOULD TAKE OFFICE, and Cooler HEADS PREVAIL. THAT will NEVER HAPPEN, BUT should, before NOVEMBER 2020. VJVMD

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    Vincent Venturella

    I never LIKED TRUMP….but on a DAILY BASIS ? MUCH BETTER than HILLARY CLINTON EVER COULD BE …as POTUS, WITH BILL in TOW !

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    Vincent Venturella

    BIDEN ? WHO ACTUALLY WANTS HIM ? BUT is NOW, the NEXT BEST GUY. PATHETIC. VJVMD

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    Vincent Venturella

    Obama NOW thinks that if he RAN or was able to, COULD BEAT TRUMPKINS….that is OBVIOUS that he COULD NOT. VJVMD

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    They're being funded to bring in a new government that that will result in a tyrannical government.

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    Vincent Venturella

    I foresee a VERY NARROW GENERAL ELECTION with TRUMP TRAILING in the NATIONAL POLLS of the ELECTORAL COLLEGE, THAT who DECIDES THE NEXT. VJVMD

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    Why is the year 2020 stoopid

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    I can’t breathe 🙏😷❤️

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    Did they protest him when he held a gun to a pregnant woman?

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    Jobless millennials are the worst kind of enemies in the states.

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    Yhwh keith Berry

    Why!!!!! Sounds exactly like The Only ANSWER TO SAID QUESTION WHICH IS THE LIVING SYMBOL """Y""" SYMBOLIZING THAT YHWH NOT GOD IS THE REASON CAUSE Of What's going own "" Y""" any all things exist become occur because that is what "HIS" name , not a title(God) Means. Self- existent eternal He, IT Spirit Breath life BE' becomes comes to pass beginning ending first last. YHWH'S SPIRIT IS HAS ALWAYS BEEN WILL ALWAYS BE "HOLY" I.E. WHOLLY THAT WHICH BY HIS WORD HE, IT ONE THING BECOMES BY HIS ARRANGEMENT FLESH KIND FIGURATIVELY "ALL KINDS ACCORDING TO HIS PLEASURE BY HIS NOT THEIR WILL(S). YHWH OF HOSTS IS HIS """YHWH'S""" NAME HE DOESN'T SHARE THE GLORY OF IT "'HIS NAME WITH ANOTHER NAME THAT IS WHY(Y) ALL LIVING THINGS GIVE, BEAR WITNESS BY THE FIRST LETTER OF HIS YHWH'S not God's Four lettered " WRITTEN" NAME ABOVE ALL NAMES THE NAME WHICH ALONE IS "EXCELLENT" BY SIGN MARK SYMBOL IS GIVEN TO TEACH HIMSELF US— THAT'S CORRECT- LIFE ETERNAL LIFE ONLY 1. REFERS TO ITSELF HIMSELF AS I AM THE WAY TRUTH ( LIFE) RESSURRECTION BEFORE HE not Jesus! Died YHWH SAID DESTROY THIS TEMPLE(Body) descended from Heaven in 3 days I, I,(I) WILL RAISE IT UP JOHN 2:19.YHWH by His Living (Y) symbol reveals Himself 1 divided same 1good/ evil not heme have been taught not Good AND EVIL.Prerogative privilege right life YHWH'S UTILIZES EVIL RIGHTEOUSLY.

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    Wow he was such a hero . Felon who held a woman at gun point while his crew robbed the house. Who struggled with the cops about getting in their car. Because he said he was cloatrafobic. After he was asked to exit his car for passing fake 20 dollar bills

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    This is beautiful

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    Kobe bryants daughter name Gianna
    George floyds daughters name Gianna
    R.I.P to both legends they both changed the world 😭😭😭😭😇🙏🙏🙏🙏

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    People with a heart would be tired of all kinds of killings ppl REPENTGODISNOTPLEASED

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    It's not just racial injustices that have so many people enraged.
    So many times and in so many places
    Law Enforcement officers are abusive of the position of power given to them.
    Cops casually hurt men, women, and children of every color, creed, or countenance.
    Don't get it twisted m; Black and Brown people get it the worst by far.
    But as a white man, I have been verbally abused and physically assaulted by arrogant, asinine, cops
    for being fat, long-haired, bearded, overly earringed, wearing certain clothing, or even being too polite.
    I've been followed and harassed in stores by cops as well as fake, wannabe cops.
    I've been put on the ground, joked about, tased, and emasculated in front of my wife.
    I've been cuffed and had a gun in my face for taking a walk in my own yard because I don't look right.
    And if this can happen to an educated, articulate, chubby, WHITE nerd…
    It's no wonder we are all so pissed off.
    George said it best as he lay dying, with people who are supposed to save you, standing on his neck,
    SMIRKING as the lights fade away…
    I can't breathe. Mamma! Mamma?
    I CAN'T BREATHE!

    gods help us all.

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    Washington Post: … Why aren't you and your peers showing the vids/clips of blacks who have been assaulted & property damaged/stolen BY "PROTESTERS" <= calling themselves "Black Lives Matter"?
    … oh – forgot – b/c it doesn't feed-into/create the lines of division you want to see …
    … that and: the MASSES PREFER to BE STUPID & MISLED

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    i think they arr protesting because they are totally deceived and have nothing better to do. get over it already

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    The Public Need To Vote Donald Trump Out He Doesn't Deserve To be A President Of The United States i Was Live in Oakland California before For Twenty Year i Never See Any President Like Him The Time i Live in California President Ragan George H Bush George W Bush And Clinton They All Very Good President But Trump He is Racist

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    Trump is a racist…. period

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    lying you are lying you are promoting new world order .pope talking he's b.s

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    how many white people in south africa which are farmers are killed no one talks about them do they, i am not racist which is a new word i don't think anybody has the right to take
    anybody 's life only god. people open your eyes they are brainwashing you.

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    latin ontheroad

    I taught trump was gonna make america great , what happened !
    Im still waiting for those vicious dogs …..it looks like USA is being devided for an easy invasion by some othe player …….🤔

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    In 2007 George Floyd was charge for aggravated assult with a deadly weapon. Apparently he broke into a preganat black woman's house, jam a loaded pistol against her stomach while her friends ransack the place clean. he served a five year sentence as part of a plea deal while eveyone assumed he was a saint, now Why was this never reported? ??

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    I'm no trying to be disrespectful but I heard someone saying George Floyd was a drug addict and served 5 years in prison for armed robbery . Can someone confirm this?

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    George Floyd was a career criminal, why don’t we honor people that set a better example?

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    Black people for trump 2020

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    I keep hearing what about Daniel Shaver an unarmed white man that was killed by police he didnt get his voice heard. I actually learned about Daniel shaver when BLM posted support for him on Instagram, BLM also got together with other organizers and held a vigil for him. Shaun king also shared about his story. Don't believe me look it up

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    Because I am afraid human hypocrisy didn't has frontiers…because the poor society which is the huge majority needs an innocent victim (like Floyd who lose his life due to the arrogance of the Police Authorities for nothing…) in order to find a reason to react against the POVERTY & injustice that is facing daily…and because some members of the rich society (such as the ex poor humans who have became rich due to their sport profession…) who are trying just to get the public's sympathy as well as their subjects sympathy that are still have good feelings in between to the rich beach parties who are participating by enjoying their selfishness…I know that no one loves the pragmatic TRUTH but that's life folks…cheerio sweethearts…PS. …120000 poor & elderly people have lost their lives in the States and no one has bothered to protest…on the contrary the ex European pilgrims have protested against the lockdown only to save their asses…WELCOME to PLANET EARTH…where has been conquered by the PATHETIC humanity…no more no less…merci beaucoup…arrivederci…🎩¿

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    Sure. free all pedophiles and murderers … what a country …

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    Please stop with the old If they were white you wouldn't hear about them. When police shoot unarmed black men the black community comes together and demands justice. When an unarmed White man is killed by police only his family and friends want answers. A lot White Americans is so pro- police that they don't dare question an officer, some will even go as far as too blame the victim. On the Daniel shavers video there were comments of the saying if he would've followed the officers directions better he'd still be alive. Instead of questioning the motives of the psycho officer that executed this poor man. Come on America we gotta stand up and fight for any unarmed man unjustly shot by law enforcement.

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    Nina RebelSpirit

    I cant breathe 💔💔💔

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    The Cat Next Door

    People are protesting because they have time due to stay-at-home orders and jobs lost. Many people were killed before but then everyone had to go to work.

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    Thank you George Floyd for teaching the world to know the English words "Black" "Lives" "Matter".

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    Sovereign Brand

    Precise GERMAN ENGINEERING.

    -_-/ RACIST USA KKK.

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    America First!
    Trump 2020!🇺🇸

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