On May 25th, George Floyd was killed by a police officer in Minnesota. George Floyd was held down on the ground for 8 minutes and 46 seconds.
The reason that the police arrived at the place was that George went into a store to buy cigarettes, but he was caught in paying with a fake 20-dollar bill.
The employee at the store immediately called the police, and they shortly after arrived outside the store.
The black lives matter movement isn't a new thing it has been going around for years, and a lot of people have supported the movement, but after the death of George Floyd, the deaths of black people being killed by police officers has got a lot more attention.
The main reason for that, is that the whole sequence was recorded and posted on social media where it has been shared and watched by millions of people around the world.
A report from 2016 where nearly 8000 officers from the US showed their opinion whether the country should continue making changes to give blacks equal with whites says that 69% of the black officers said that they wanted to make a change and equal blacks rights with whites compared to just 6% of the white officers wanted to continue making a change.