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Gladbach striker Thuram takes a knee after scoring in Bundesliga amid ongoing protests in U.S.



The Borussia Monchengladbach forward offered his support following his goal amid demonstrations against racism and police brutality in America 

Marcus Thuram offered his support amid the ongoing protests in the United States as the Borussia Monchengladbach striker got down on one knee in a nod to the fight against police brutality and racism.

The U.S. has seen protests spark across the country in the aftermath of the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor in Minneapolis and Louisville, respectively.

Both Floyd and Taylor, who were African-American, were killed by police, becoming the latest deaths in a country that has seen a number of similar incidents in recent years.

In addition to the killings of Floyd and Taylor, America is also reeling from the death of Ahmaud Arbery, who was killed by father and son Gregory and Travis McMichael while jogging in Brunswick, Georgia on February 28.

The McMichaels have been arrested on May 7 after an extensive social media campaign unfolded following the release of video concerning Arbery's death.

Floyd's killing, meanwhile, is the most recent catalyst, with police officer Derek Chauvin being charged with third-degree murder several days after video emerged of him kneeling on Floyd's neck for several minutes.

In the leadup and aftermath of Chauvin's arrests, protests broke out throughout the country, with those ongoing gatherings often leading to standoffs between citizens and police with destruction of property and looting also becoming part of the story.

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