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Activist chains herself outside US court during Derek Chauvin trial

AFP, 31 Mar 2021
An activist has chained herself to the security fence outside the Minneapolis court where the trial of the police officer charged with killing George Floyd is underway. "The defense have been trying to gaslight the world and tell us that we didn't see what we saw when Derek Chauvin knelt on George Floyd's neck," says Kaia Hirt, who spent the night outside in protest, after chaining herself on Monday evening. At the intersection where Floyd died under the knee of Chauvin on May 25 of last year, tributes still pile up in a makeshift memorial honoring the memory of the 46-year-old Black man, whose death sparked outrage across the United States.

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