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Biden to host George Floyd's family at White House

George Floyd Transforming Justice
Posted at 5:43 PM, May 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-22 17:43:14-04

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden will host George Floyd’s family at the White House Tuesday to mark the first anniversary of his death at the hands of a white Minneapolis police officer.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Friday the president would mark the anniversary of Floyd’s death, but offered no further details on his plans.

Floyd died on May 25, 2020, after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck for more than nine minutes.

His death sparked months of nationwide protests focused on systemic racism and a renewed debate over police reform in the U.S.

Chauvin was convicted last month on multiple charges stemming from Floyd’s death.