Derek Chauvin, the white officer filmed pressing his knee into George Floyd's neck for nearly eight minutes faces second and third-degree murder charges while three others are charged with aiding and abetting a murder.
Organisers of a Facebook Inc advertising boycott campaign that has drawn support from a rapidly expanding list of major companies are now preparing to take the battle global to increase pressure on the social media company to remove hate speech.
The name and age of the deceased weren't immediately released, and it wasn't clear whether anyone was taken into custody.
UN Human Rights Council to discuss "police brutality and violence against peaceful protests" in US, after request last week by Burkina Faso on behalf of 54 African countries.
Could his death in police custody be the trigger that brings on sweeping reforms and palpable change in race dynamics? For now, a look at some of the ways people and companies have responded to massive protests and outrage in the US and beyond.
Several movie actors labelled "hypocrites", including Priyanka Chopra, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Deepika Padukone, and Disha Patani, for their anti-racism social media posts while having featured in ads for skin fairness products.
Several employees have resigned over Facebook's silence on posts made by US President Donald Trump. Facebook has however taken down accounts of white nationalists and fake Antifa.
Five officers shot and wounded in separate clashes sparked by custodial killing of black man, George Floyd. Meanwhile, US President Trump says he will bring in military if unrest doesn't halt.
Nationwide anti-police brutality marches and rallies, which have turned violent, erupted over the death of George Floyd, an African-American who died in police custody after being pinned beneath a white officer's knee for nearly nine minutes.
Football players take a knee around centre circle at Anfield Stadium in a gesture of support for protests against the custodial death of George Floyd in US.
Residents in major cities wake up to neighbourhoods in shambles, while President Trump slams governors for not being tough on demonstrators amid possibility of fresh protests.
In America, white people are too often complacent, even as allies. Will white America realise that in order for society to change they must be prepared to shoulder the social hardship of people of colour?
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