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Akufo-Addo holds ceremony in honor of George Floyd

The Akufo-Addo led administration through the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture will today 5th June 2020, hold a ceremony to honor George Floyd who died in the United States of America.

The event is scheduled to take place in front of Diaspora Africa Forum (Dubis Centre) at exactly 8:30 am.

The Programme is to honor George Floyd in the fight for equal rights of Blacks in foreign lands.

George Floyd, an African-American man, died in Powderhorn, a neighbourhood south of downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota On May 25, 2020.


Mr Floyd was in handcuff and lying face down on a city street during his arrest for allegedly issuing a dud check of $20 at a deli.
Derek Chauvin, a white Minneapolis police officer, pinned him down with his knee on the neck of Floyd.
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He kept his knee there for more than 8 minutes.

Other officers at the scene included Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng, and Thomas K. Lane who were participating in Floyd’s arrest.

A video of the incident captured by an onlooker and posted online has sparked protests in major cities across the United States and even beyond its borders to Europe.

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