- 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
Twitter has changed its profile on the microblogging site 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.
Violence 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.
Legit.ng previously reported that protesters 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.
Meanwhile, Derek Chauvin, the US police officer, who was seen in a video kneeling on the neck of Floyd, has been charged with murder.
Chauvin who has now been charged with third-degree murder was taken into custody on Friday, May 29, by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
While protests continue, singer Madonna has paid tribute to the late Floyd with a dance video from his teenage son.
She posted a video of her son David Banda performing a dance routine to Floyd, his family, and others facing acts of racism and discrimination. Madonna posted the video of her son on social media saying that her son was dancing to honour the fallen man.
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