- Twitter has joined the Black Lives Matter movement following the death of George Floyd
- Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis policeman who knelt on his neck
- Violence erupted in cities across the United States following the death of the black Minnesota man
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Twitter has changed its profile to support the Black Lives Matter movement.
Twitter changed its profile picture and backdrop in addition to adding the official "#BlackLivesMatter" hashtag to its bio.
Violent erupted in cities across the United States over the death of George Floyd, a black Minnesota man who was killed by a white Minneapolis police officer.
Briefly.co.za previously reported clashed with police in the United States following the death of an unarmed black man after a white officer knelt on his neck during an arrest.
Footage of the restraint was shared widely online after a bystander filmed the policeman pinning the shirtless suspect, George Floyd, to the ground in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A report by Washington Post showed the four officers involved in the arrest have since been fired with the city's mayor Jacob Frey saying that was the right call.
Demonstrators took to the streets where Floyd died, with some chanting and carrying banners that read "I can't breathe"- the last words the man said before dying. They marched towards a police station where windows and a patrol car were damaged and graffiti sprayed on the building.
In other news, on Tuesday, members of the Putfontein SAPS station went beyond the call of duty when a woman went into labour. The lady had been at the police station with her husband when she went into labour.
Officers at the station took the woman to the trauma centre and immediately called for an ambulance. Help arrived afterwards and both mother and the newborn were transported to a hospital. Putfontein Station Commander Lt Col Wellington Mathiane praised the members and thanked them for going the extra mile to help the woman.
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