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Thursday, 28 May 2020

'A murderer lives here': Protesters scrawl graffiti outside the home of white cop Derek Chauvin who knelt on George Floyd's neck for eight minutes until he passed out and later died


Protesters wrote 'A murderer lives here' on the ground outside Chauvin's home
Protesters gathered outside the home of the white former police officer who was filmed pinning a black man to the ground by his neck before dying moments later in police custody.   

Derek Chauvin, 44, knelt on George Floyd's neck for eight minutes during his arrest on Monday, despite the man begging him to stop and bystanders warning him he was 'killing' him. 

People descended on his home Wednesday and scrawled the word 'Murderer' on his driveway, as protests over Floyd's death entered the second day in Minneapolis.   

A sign was propped up at the end of his driveway reading 'People don't kill people, cops do' as calls mounted for the fired cop to face murder charges over Floyd's death. 

Other demonstrators carried signs and wore T-shirts reading 'I can't breathe' - some of the last words Floyd said as he begged the police officer for his life. 

A sign is propped up at the end of his driveway reading: 'People don't kill people, cops do'

Some held signs reading 'Black Lives Matter' and pictures of Floyd as they marched on the property.

They were then met by a wall of police officers who had set up security around Chauvin's home.  


Chauvin, a 19-year veteran of the force, was fired Tuesday after footage surfaced online of Floyd's arrest. 

The video taken by a bystander on Monday showed Floyd struggling to breathe on the ground as Chauvin knelt on his neck for several minutes. 
Floyd, who was arrested on suspicion of forgery on Monday night, was heard repeatedly saying he could not breathe as he lay on the ground next to the tire of a squad car. 
'Please, please, please, I can't breathe. Please, man,' Floyd, who is shirtless, begs the  cop. 
The officer repeatedly tells him 'Well get up and get in the car then,' while he continues to pin Floyd to the ground.
Floyd responds 'I will' but the cop continues to hold him to the ground by his neck. 
'My stomach hurts, my neck hurts, everything hurts,' Floyd is heard gasping at one point, before saying he needs water. 
After several minutes, one of the officers tells him to 'relax.' 
Protesters wrote 'A murderer lives here' on the ground outside Chauvin's home
Protesters wrote 'A murderer lives here' on the ground outside Chauvin's home 
Other demonstrators carried signs and wore T-shirts reading 'I can't breathe' - some of the last words Floyd said as he begged the police officer for his life
Other demonstrators carried signs and wore T-shirts reading 'I can't breathe' - some of the last words Floyd said as he begged the police officer for his life
People descended on his home Wednesday as protests over Floyd's death entered the second day in Minneapolis
People descended on his home Wednesday as protests over Floyd's death entered the second day in Minneapolis
They were then met by a wall of police officers who had set up security around Chauvin's home
They were then met by a wall of police officers who had set up security around Chauvin's home

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