- Inmates at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in downtown Chicago could be heard banging on the walls of the federal prison and flashing lights in their cells in solidarity with the ongoing protests for George Floyd.
- Floyd, a black man, died on Monday after a white police officer in Minneapolis knelt on his neck, while Floyd said he couldn't breathe. The incident was caught on video and sparked protests against police violence in Minneapolis and cities around the country.
- The officer, Derek Chauvin, was fired on Tuesday and arrested on charges of third-degree murder on Friday.
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Inmates at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in downtown Chicago could be heard banging on the walls of the federal prison and flashing lights through the windows in solidarity with the protests in the city demanding justice for George Floyd.
Video captured by journalist Jonathan Ballew captured a crowd of protesters marching in front of MCC Chicago.
The protesters responded to the inmates' participation by chanting "We love you."
The protests in Chicago are among several others erupting across the United States in light of the death of George Floyd, a black man who died on Monday after a white police officer in Minneapolis knelt on his neck for nearly eight minutes. The incident was caught on camera.
Floyd begged the officer, later identified as Derek Chauvin, to release him and repeatedly said, "I can't breathe," before eventually becoming unresponsive. He died shortly after.
Chauvin and three other Minneapolis Police officers were fired Tuesday, and Chauvin was arrested Friday and charged with third degree murder. The other three officers are not currently in custody.
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