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Dozens protest at U.S. embassy in Paris in solidarity with George Floyd

Reuters Monday, 1 June 2020
A few dozen protesters knelt in silence and held signs in front of the U.S. embassy in Paris on Monday in solidarity with George Floyd, an African-American whose death in police custody last week has sparked unrest in the United States.
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