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Middle East expresses support for George Floyd protests in US

Displays of support for Black Lives Matter protests in the United States pop up in Israel, Turkey, Syria and Lebanon.

Some Middle Easterners are supporting protests in the United States against the treatment of African Americans by police.

The United States is currently engulfed in protests and general unrest following the death of African American George Floyd, who died last week when a white policeman kneeled on his neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds while detaining him. Videos show Floyd repeatedly saying “I can’t breathe” before his death, prompting worldwide protests and outrage.

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