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Police in Minneapolis during the George Floyd race riots
Donald Trump claims the rallying cry among protesters originates from ‘Radical Left Democrats’
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An emotionally charged week has seen anger over the death of African-American man George Floyd sparking worldwide protests against racial discrimination and police brutality.

The demonstrations began in Floyd’s home city of Minneapolis but quickly spread across the US and then to Europe and beyond.

Donald Trump has been condemned for responding to the unrest in the US with threats of military force, while in the UK, protests led by Black Lives Matters activists in London, Cardiff and Manchester have shone the spotlight on the country’s own race issues.

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As tens of thousands of people took to the streets, health officials and political leaders cautioned that the mass gatherings could trigger a second wave of Covid-19 infections.

The warning came as the UK registered more deaths in one day than all of the European Union members states combined, as Downing Street’s own scientific advisers said that lockdown measures were being lifted too early.

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Need a reminder of some of the other headlines over the past seven days?

More than 17 years after the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, prosecutors in Germany have identified a new suspect in the case.

Officials also said that Madeleine is “assumed to be dead” and that the suspect - a 43-year-old German currently in prison for child sex offences - is being investigated on suspicion of murder.

In other world news, Boris Johnson announced plans to offer a route to citizenship for Hong Kongers caught up in China’s new security laws, while Sweden’s chief health official admitted that his country’s controversial decision not to impose a strict coronavirus lockdown had led to too many deaths.

Meanwhile, health experts across the world continue to debate the levels of social distancing required to curb the spread of the virus, with the UK government facing growing calls to reduce its two-metre rule to one metre.

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