George Floyd: Twitter changes its profile to honour Black Lives Matter amid protests

George Floyd: Twitter changes its profile to honour Black Lives Matter amid protests

- Twitter has joined the Black Lives Matter movement following the death of George Floyd

- Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis policeman who knelt on his neck

- Violence erupted in cities across the United States following the death of the black Minnesota man

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Twitter has changed its profile on the microblogging site to support the Black Lives Matter movement.

Twitter changed its profile picture and backdrop in addition to adding the official "#BlackLivesMatter" hashtag to its bio.

George Floyd: Twitter changes its profile to honour Black Lives Matter amid protests

Violence erupted in cities across the United States following the death of the black Minnesota man.
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Violent erupted in cities across the United States over the death of George Floyd, a black Minnesota man who was killed by a white Minneapolis police officer.

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It was previously reported clashed with police in the United States following the death of an unarmed black man after a white officer knelt on his neck during an arrest.

Footage of the restraint was shared widely online after a bystander filmed the policeman pinning the shirtless suspect, George Floyd, to the ground in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Footage of the restraint was shared widely online after a bystander filmed the policeman pinning the shirtless suspect, George Floyd (pictured) to the ground in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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A report by Washington Post showed the four officers involved in the arrest have since been fired with the city's mayor Jacob Frey saying that was the right call.

Demonstrators took to the streets where Floyd died, with some chanting and carrying banners that read "I can't breathe"- the last words the man said before dying.

They marched towards a police station where windows and a patrol car were damaged and graffiti sprayed on the building.

In other news, Youtube has deleted the fast trending music video of Ghanaian musician popularly known as Mr Drew's video on which he featured renowned celebrity Stonebwoy.

It would be recalled by some that Mr Drew celebrated the success of the video when it hit 100,000 views on Youtube and reports by AmeyawDebrah.com indicate that at the time the video was taken down, over 150,000 people had viewed it.

Mr Drew's song which suffered the rather unfortunate fate from Youtube was a single titled "EAT" and it is claimed to have violated some copyright protocols.

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