A US court releases Derek Chauvin, the police officer charged with killing George Floyd, the African American whose death sparked a mass protest movement, from a Minnesota jail on $1 million bail.
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.
Meanwhile in Seattle, a judge ordered police to temporarily halt using tear gas, pepper spray and flash-bang devices to break up peaceful protests.
Prejudice towards black people persists both in South Asian countries and their diasporas abroad. It stems from both colonialism and caste-based hierarchies.
Anti-racism protests continue in the US as statues, monuments and buildings of US historical leaders who carried out policies viewed as racist are being removed, following last month's police killing of unarmed black man George Floyd.
Protesters will take to the streets across the US again, a day after the funeral of George Floyd, whose death in police custody has ignited the biggest surge of anti-racism activism since the civil rights era of the 1960s.
Floyd, who was 46 when he was killed during a police arrest over counterfeit money, has been laid to rest next to his mother in Houston where he grew up.
Under pressure after weeks of protests, Democrat lawmakers hope to remove protections for police officers accused of misconduct and make it harder to justify the use of force.
Hennepin County District Court Jeannice Reding set his bail at $1 million with conditions, and $1.25 million without conditions
Video evidence showing George Floyd's death in police custody might not bring a conviction to the officers involved easier. Here are the charges the officers are facing and how they could be convicted.
The service unfolded at a sanctuary at North Central University as a judge a few blocks away set bail at $750,000 each for the three fired Minneapolis police officers charged with aiding and abetting murder in Floyd's death.
American civil society, undermined deliberately or unwittingly by both parties for short-term political gain or ideological satisfaction, is weaker than at any time since 1860.
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