- 抗議活動（後出 demonstration も同意、protester は抗議者）
- set ablaze
- 嘆願（後出 plead は嘆願する）
- choke hold
- 訴追する（後出 prosecute も同意）
- descend into ～
- 派遣（後出 deploy は派遣する）
- National Guard
- threaten ～
- stamp out
- ballot box
- switch it up
- 【写真説明】 kneel
- moment of silence
Tense protests in the United States over the death of a black man in Minnesota and other police killings of black people grew on May 30 from New York to Los Angeles, with police cars set ablaze as the country convulsed through nights of unrest after months of coronavirus lockdowns.
The protests began in Minneapolis following the death of 46- year-old George Floyd on May 25. In widely circulated cell phone video, Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin, who is white, pressed handcuffed Floyd on the ground with his knee on Floyd's neck until he stopped breathing, ignoring his pleas, "I can't breathe."
It immediately drew comparisons to the case of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man who died in 2014 in New York after he was placed in a choke hold by police and pleaded for his life, saying he could not breathe.
The country has been hit by angry demonstrations in some of the most widespread racial unrest in the U.S. since the 1960s. Protesters decry years of black people's deaths at the hands of police. Chauvin has been charged with murder, and three of his colleagues were prosecuted, too. All four were fired.
While most of the demonstrations have been peaceful, others have descended into violence and the deployment of thousands of National Guard members in at least 29 states.
More than 10,000 people nationwide have been arrested since the death of Floyd for offenses like stealing, blocking highways and breaking curfew, according to a count by The Associated Press.
President Donald Trump threatened the nation's governors on June 1 that he would deploy the military to states if they did not stamp out violent protests.
In Minneapolis on June 1, Floyd's brother Terrence made an emotional plea for peace at the site where Floyd was killed.
Terrence urged people to use their power at the ballot box. He said, "Let's switch it up. Do this peacefully, please." (AP)
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