From Los Angeles to Minneapolis to Washington, DC, crowds of thousands gathered across the country this weekend to protest the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on Floyd’s neck until he was unconscious on Memorial Day. Though mayors urged protesters to be mindful of physical distancing and urged mask use, the protests, gatherings, and riots sparking new fears that the United States will see a spike in COVID-19 activity in the next 2 weeks.

 

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