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An online petition calling for the police officers involved in the death of George Floyd to face justice has reached a record number of signatures. The petition is now the biggest in‘s history and has more than 13 million signatures.

It was started last week following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in police custody.

The video of his death has been shared widely and sparked international protests, including in all 50 US states across 75 cities.

UK cities have also hosted solidarity marches, including London and Manchester.

The petition reads: “George was handcuffed and restrained and being completely cooperative when this all went down.


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“The officer put his knee on George’s neck choking him for minutes on minutes while George screamed that he could not breathe.

“Bystanders beg for the police officer to take his knee off George’s neck, but the officer didn’t listen and continued to choke him.

“We are trying to reach the attention of Mayor Jacob Frey and DA Mike Freeman to beg to have the officers involved in this disgusting situation fired and for charges to be filed immediately.

“Please help us get justice for George and his family!”

While all of the officers involved have lost their jobs, only one officer, Derek Chauvin, has been charged in the case.

He is facing charges of third-degree murder and will appear in court later this month.

The founder of the petition, called Kellen, posted an update to the petition, saying: “One of the four men responsible for this horrific murder is in custody.

“Our message is loud and clear: we will not stop until there is justice for George.

“District Attorney Mike Freeman needs to hear from us now to make sure the other three involved officers are held accountable.

“Five million voices can’t be silenced and I want to share all your stories with him.”

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How can I sign?

You can sign the petition here. You will need to create a account to sign.

Kellen also urged people to send a ‘quick video on why you signed the petition and what justice for George Floyd would mean to you’.

The clips should be no more than 30 seconds, and recorded horizontally.

“Simply answer this: What would justice for George Floyd mean to you?” they said.

“You don’t have to say your name/location. We won’t share that info.

“Please send your video as soon as possible, before 3pm ET Saturday, to this email:”

The update was signed off saying: “I had no idea when I started this petition that it would get this big, and your support means everything to me. Thank you for making your voices heard!”

Social media has been set alight with support for the cause and for the protests and has also dominated news headlines ahead of the coronavirus pandemic in recent days.

The death of George Floyd is the latest in a string of deaths of black people in police custody.

His death encapsulates the struggle against police brutality and racism that plagues the US criminal justice system.

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