It has been an astonishing week in America. The death of George Floyd cut the country to its very core, igniting a movement that is difficult to compare.
Over the past few days, we have seen America’s major cities burning. Protests from coast-to-coast that have often ended in violence and chaos. But behind it… a huge amount of national anguish and despair. Many people in America are asking questions about the decades’ long injustices against people of colour in this country, their own identities, and indeed questioning the very foundations on which this society is built.
This week our team have been in the protests from Minneapolis to Washington DC. Amanda Walker, Cordelia Lynch and Emily Purser Brown talk about their experience in those chaotic moments, what protestors are hoping for, and what this moment might mean for America.
And we hear impassioned and emotional speeches from George Floyd's brother, Terrence, and rapper and activist Killer Mike on the need for police reforms and justice for the African-American community.
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