Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09) issued the following statement in response to the murder of unarmed Black man George Floyd by Minneapolis Police and the resulting riots and protests. “As Americans woke up this morning to the news of riots in Minneapolis as a result of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man murdered by police, and the arresting of a Black CNN journalist covering these protests while his white colleague was left undisturbed, we yet again are witnessing our history play out in front of us—a history underscored by prevalent racism in America, even today in the 21st century. This violence against and hatred of Black Americans is morally reprehensible.”

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