A demonstrator holds a sign that reads "George Floyd, justice" during a protest against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd and the arrival of US troops in Colombian territory, in Bogotá, Colombia, on June 3, 2020.

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Across the Americas, police violence disproportionately targets young black men. The protests sparked by George Floyd's death in Minneapolis have shined a new light on police brutality in South America.

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A demonstrator wearing a face mask as a preventive measure against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), holds a sign that reads "George Floyd, justice" during a protest against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd and the arrival of US troops in Colombian territory, in Bogotá, Colombia, on June 3, 2020.

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