Protests over police violence against people of color have continued for nearly two weeks, following the police killing of a black man in Minneapolis. The protests are among the largest seen in the US since the 1960s.
Published in June 2020
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US cities are being shaken by protests over police treatment of black people. The protests, at times violent, came after a black man was killed by rough treatment by the police, something that seems to be a long-term pattern in the US.