George Floyd died of asphyxia...

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George Floyd died of asphyxia

 International Desk

 Published: 09:08 AM, 2 June 2020  

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

George Floyd, whose death has sparked civil unrest in the USA, died of asphyxiation after being strangled, a private autopsy result found on Monday, BBC reports. 

The medical examiners hired by the Floyd family said that due to compression on his neck and back by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin George Floyd died on May 25 .  

Multiple videos of the death show George Floyd, 46, being brutally murdered by police while Floyd was unarmed at the time. George Floyd was strangled with  knees and he repeatedly screamed for breath and longed for life.

Protests have been erupting over George Floyd's death in US and the curfews have already been imposed in at least 40 cities to prevent vandalism and arson by protesters. However, Protesters broke the curfew and took to the streets. 

Meanwhile, the heat of the protests has spread beyond the United States to the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Denmark, Italy, Australia, New Zealand and other parts of the world. Besides ensuring justice for the killings, they are also raising their voices against discrimination and racism.