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LiveDeath of George Floyd sparks protests on Seattle streets

A protester is doused with milk to get rid of pepper spray in downtown Seattle on Saturday as people protest the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. (Amanda Snyder / The Seattle Times)
A protester is doused with milk to get rid of pepper spray in downtown Seattle on Saturday as people protest the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. (Amanda Snyder / The Seattle Times)

Floyd was a Black Minneapolis man who died after a white police officer pressed his knee into Floyd's neck for almost eight minutes, ignoring the man's pleas that he was suffocating. In downtown Seattle, police struggled to disperse a crowd, leading Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan to enact a 5 p.m. curfew.

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