Pelosi Describes Death of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police as ‘Murder’

Date: 2020-05-28 16:56:54

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during her regular weekly news conference Thursday described the death of a black man in police custody in Minneapolis as “murder.”

“We saw it on TV, him being murdered on TV,” Pelosi said, pledging Congressional action “so that this stops.”

Protests in Minnesota began late Wednesday and stretched into Thursday morning reacting to the death of George Floyd, who was seen on video gasping for breath during an arrest in which an officer kneeled on his neck for almost eight minutes.

In the footage, George pleads that he cannot breathe and slowly stops talking and moving.

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