U.S. MARKS JULY 4 AMID WIDESPREAD PROTESTS

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Added On July 5, 2020

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In addition to fireworks displays and flyovers by military aircraft, U.S. media said that the celebrations will be joined by protests prompted by the death of George Floyd, and that some 20 protests were scheduled for Saturday.
 
Nationwide protests have been going on against police violence in response to the fatal arrest of Floyd, an African American man who died after a white Minneapolis officer pressed his knee into Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes in May.
 

Citing recent polls, the New York Times said Friday that about 15 million to 26 million people in the country have participated in related demonstrations, and the figures "would make the recent protests the largest movement in the country's history."