More US police officers charged over George Floyd death as protests continue – BBC News

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All four police officers who were present when George Floyd was arrested in the US city of Minneapolis are now facing charges in connection with his death.

Derek Chauvin, the officer who was filmed kneeling on his neck, has had his charge increased to second degree murder. Three other police officers who were there have been charged with aiding and abetting murder.

George Floyd’s death has sparked huge protests in cities across America. The US Defence Secretary Mark Esper has distanced himself from President Trump’s suggestion that the military could be deployed to end the protests.

In London thousands of people have taken to the streets to protest over his death in an event organised by the campaign group Black Lives Matter.

Sophie Raworth presents BBC News at Ten reports from Barbara Plett Usher, Clive Myrie and Chi Chi Izundu.

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