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George Floyd Demonstrations (Grade 9)

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George Floyd Demonstrations

George Floyd, a 46-year-old African-American man, died while in police custody on May 25, 2020, in what midwestern city?
  1. Minneapolis
  2. St. Louis
  3. Chicago
  4. Cleveland
                                       made by eyewitnesses to the incident show Floyd handcuffed and pinned to the ground by a white police officer.
On the day after Floyd's death, the police officers involved in the incident were
  1. put on desk duty.
  2. given a 30-day suspension without pay.
  3. fired by the police department.
  4. given an indefinite leave of absence with pay.
On the day after Floyd's death,                                  took to the streets of the city to express their outrage over the killing.
What happened after a few hours of peaceful demonstrations?
  1. Everyone went home.
  2. Some police vehicles were vandalized.
  3. Things returned to normal.
  4. The police apologized for what happened.
As the demonstrations turned violent, police used                   to disburse the crowds.
  1. peaceful requests
  2. water cannons
  3. barbed wire
  4. tear gas
By Wednesday, May 27, 2020, demonstrations had spread to other U.S. cities including
  1. Los Angeles, New York, and Philadelphia.
  2. London, Paris, and Rome.
  3. Tokyo, Beijing, and Geneva.
  4. South Carolina and New Mexico.
Within two days of Floyd's death, widespread                     ,                          and                  occurred in U.S. cities.
What is looting?

By Thursday, May 28, 2020, Minnesota's governor activated                                          to restore order.
  1. the U.S. Army
  2. the state police
  3. the national guard
  4. the police dog units
By Friday, May 29, the officer who was seen pinning George Floyd to the ground with his knee to Floyd's neck was charged with manslaughter and                                murder.
On Wednesday, June 3, the 3rd-degree murder charge against the police officer who allegedly killed Floyd was changed to what kind of more serious murder charge, and the three other officers on scene during the killing were charged with what?

By the weekend of May 30-31, demonstrations condemning Floyd's death spread to scores of cities including Washington DC where protests erupted outside the
  1. White House.
  2. Washington Monument.
  3. Lincoln Memorial.
  4. Smithsonian Institution.
The U.S Park Police denied using what to clear away protesters in Washington DC’s Lafayette Park before President Trump’s controversial visit to St. John’s Church on Monday, June 1, 2020?

As demonstrations for racial justice continued in the U.S. and around the world, for a second-straight weekend, some city leaders called for a                              of police departments.
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