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Jacksonville protest planned Monday as jury selection begins in trial of officer accused of killing George Floyd

The Jacksonville Community Action Committee is hosting a protest at the Duval County Courthouse Monday at 7 p.m. to demand justice for George Floyd.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Monday is the start of jury selection in the trial over the killing of George Floyd.

The Jacksonville Community Action Committee is hosting a protest at the Duval County Courthouse Monday at 7 p.m. in conjunction with protests around the country demanding justice for Floyd.

Floyd was killed on May 25 last year. Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter.

Jury selection is expected to take three weeks. Testimony will not begin before March 29.

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