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LeBron James posts Instagram about George Floyd's death - Insider

LeBron James has weighed in on the death of George Floyd with an Instagram post featuring Colin Kaepernick.

Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, was pinned down by a police officer in Minneapolis for nearly eight minutes on Monday. He became unresponsive during the encounter and later died.

The incident was captured on video, in which the officer has a knee on Floyd's neck and Floyd can be heard repeatedly saying "I can't breathe."

James posted a photo of the officer kneeling on Floyd alongside a photo of Kaepernick taking a knee before an NFL game.

Kaepernick sat or kneeled during the American national anthem throughout the 2016 NFL season as a protest against the way the police treated black people.

Above the image of the police officer in James' post was the word "This," while above the image of Kaepernick were the words "Is Why."

"Do you understand NOW!!??!!??" James wrote alongside the photo. "Or is it still blurred to you??"

James also posted a series of images of the incident on his story, saying, "We're hunted," alongside an emoji of a black man holding his hand to his face.

Four officers, including the person who was videoed subduing Floyd, have been fired over the incident, but mass protests broke out in the city on Tuesday, with hundreds of demonstrators arguing for criminal charges.

Protesters, many of whom wore face masks, carried signs that said things like "Stop killing people for being black" and "Justice for George."

The protests escalated when a smaller group of demonstrators vandalized the 3rd Precinct of the Minneapolis Police Department, according to the local outlet WCCO, prompting police officers in riot gear to use flash grenades, rubber bullets, and tear gas in an attempt to disperse crowds.

The FBI and state authorities are investigating Floyd's death.

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