9 Mar 2021

George Floyd: Policeman's trial delayed, protests continue

From Morning Report, 8:24 am on 9 March 2021

Judges have delayed the high-profile trial of a white policeman charged with the murder of George Floyd.

Prosecutors say Derek Chauvin kneeled on Floyd's neck for nearly eight minutes.

The trial was set to begin today with jury selection. Hundreds of protesters demanding justice for George Floyd have marched through the US city of Minneapolis in preparation.

University student and Guardian journalist Amudalat Ajasa has been at the protests.