Opening arguments in the trial of the former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin accused of killing Black man George Floyd will begin on Monday.
Floyd died on May 25 after Chauvin held his knee on his neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds and his death set off a global outcry against systemic racism in 2020.
Chauvin faces second-degree manslaughter and second-degree unintentional murder charges, as well as a third-degree murder charge.
Al Jazeera’s John Hendren has more from Minneapolis, in the US.
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