‘I can’t breathe:’ Death of unarmed black man George Floyd leads to firing of white police officers

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Four police officers were fired over the death of a black man who was pinned down by a white officer, in a case that has drawn comparisons Eric Garner, the African American man who died in 2014 after being placed in a chokehold by police.

Footage of the arrest on Monday night showed the man pleading “please, I can’t breathe” with the officer, who then kept his knee on the man’s neck for several minutes after he stopped moving.

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