#GeorgeFloydProtests

2 days ago.Minneapolis, MN, USA
The Black Lives Matter protests were triggered in the US after the death of George Floyd. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • The initiative is being called 'Operation Safety Net'
  • The court verdict is expected to come in new week
  • The National Guard has been deployed in the area

29 March.Minneapolis, MN, USA
Protesters march across the Brooklyn Bridge over the death of George Floyd. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • George Floyd's cause of death is expected to be the central issue in the case
  • A key piece of evidence is likely to be the bystander-filmed video of his death
  • The public has been banned from attending the trial because of the COVID-19 pandemic

11 March.Minnesota, USA
Philonise Floyd, brother of George Floyd, speaks at the March on Washington at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI/File)

  • 44-year-old police officer Chauvin is already facing charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter
  • He has been accused of killing George Floyd
  • African-American Floyd's death triggered summer of protests in the US

11 March.Minneapolis, MN, USA
George Floyd's death last year sparked nationwide protests against racial discrimination in the US. (Photo Credit: Pixabay)

  • A 12-member jury will decide the fate of the killing of George Floyd after a white policeman kneeled on his neck for nine minutes
  • The video of Floyd suffocating went viral after he died on May 25 last year. 
  • The death sparked a summer of protests against police brutality and racial injustice in the US

8 March.Minneapolis, MN, USA
The Floyd and Chauvin families allowed only one seat a day due to the COVID-19 pandemic.(Photo Credits: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • Jury selection begins on Monday at 9:00 am (1500 GMT)
  • The process is expected to take up to three weeks, with arguments slated to begin on March 29
  • A verdict is not expected until late April

8 March.Minneapolis, MN, USA
Many protesters said they worry that Chauvin will walk free, but warned that this would have consequences. (Photo Credits: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • Floyd was 46 when he died of asphyxiation
  • Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for nearly nine minute
  • The authorities have mobilized thousands of police officers and members of the National Guard to provide security

7 March.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Protesters march across the Brooklyn Bridge over the death of George Floyd. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • George Floyd died of asphyxiation beneath the knee of a white police officer on May 25, 2020
  • The horrifying killing kicked off the biggest civil rights protests in the US since the 1960s
  • The trial against the police officer, Derek Chauvin, opens on Monday