Protesters push for reforms as Minneapolis agrees to ban chokeholds by police
George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police is continuing to drive a nationwide movement against police brutality targeting black people, with protesters demanding reform. On Friday, at least part of that goal was accomplished: The city of Minneapolis agreed to ban the use of chokeholds by police, and to require police to report and intervene any time they see an unauthorized use of force by another officer.
Meanwhile, by early Friday afternoon, peaceful demonstrations resumed for an 11th day nationwide, from Minneapolis to North Carolina, where Floyd’s family were gathering Saturday to mourn him, and beyond.
In remarks Friday, President Trump briefly mentioned Floyd. Speaking about the improving job numbers, Mr. Trump said, “hopefully George is looking down right now and…