/ 2021 / Press / General News

Dissent

  • Prize
    Silver in Press/General News
  • Company
    Agence France-Presse
  • Photographer
    Chandan Khanna
  • Credit
    Chandan Khanna

The death of George Floyd at, end of May 2020 triggered a cultural and social earthquake in the United States, with several aftershocks, as Americans demanded an end to systemic racism.
Minnesota judge considered charging former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin with third-degree murder in the death of George Floyd. Watching the video of George Floyd suffocating for 8 minutes and 46 seconds set off a fuse in a country under COVID-19 lockdown and with record-high unemployment.
Floyd's death laid bare already sore racial wounds in the United States, sparking months of violence.