Democrats Kneel In Silence In US Congress To Pay Tribute To George Floyd

Washington: Democrats kneeled in silence within the US Congress on Monday as they noticed an eight minute, 46 second tribute to George Floyd and different black People “who’ve unjustly misplaced their lives.”

Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate minority chief Chuck Schumer had been joined by two dozen lawmakers in Congress’ Emancipation Corridor — named in honor of the slaves who helped erect the US Capitol within the 18th century.

The tribute, held as Democrats ready to unveil a police reform proposal, was an acknowledgement of the time a white police officer pinned his knee on the neck of the 46-year-old Floyd, whose demise in Minneapolis Might 25 unleashed mass protests towards racial injustice.

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