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Snopes Collection: George Floyd Protests

Misinformation abounds in the wake of nationwide protests.

Published Jun 2, 2020

George Floyd protests in Washington, D.C. on May 30, 2020. (Wikimedia Commons/Rosa Pineda CC BY-SA 4.0) (Wikimedia Commons/Rosa Pineda CC BY-SA 4.0)
George Floyd protests in Washington, D.C. on May 30, 2020. (Wikimedia Commons/Rosa Pineda CC BY-SA 4.0)

Rumors are surging in the wake of George Floyd's death and resulting protests against police violence and racial injustice in the United States. Stay informed. Read our special coverage, contribute to support our mission, and submit any tips or claims you see here.

On Memorial Day 2020, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, George Floyd died after officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for roughly nine minutes. Video of his death kicked off a protest movement ⁠— first in Minneapolis, then in cities around the United States and other countries ⁠— which has been met with fierce backlash from law enforcement officials and others.

The protests have set off waves of unrest and, with it, misinformation. Snopes is actively investigating rumors and claims around the death of Floyd and subsequent protests. We'll be collecting them here.

If you see a rumor or claim that should be checked, you can send Snopes a tip.

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