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George Floyd's family speak during a memorial service in Minneapolis

George Floyd's family speak during a memorial service in Minneapolis

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Kate Nash

Kate Nash

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A newly painted mural on Belfast's International Wall

A newly painted mural on Belfast's International Wall

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George Floyd's family speak during a memorial service in Minneapolis

Kate Nash cried when she watched the video of George Floyd struggling to breathe as a police officer knelt on his neck.

It's 3,600 miles from the Bogside to Minneapolis, but that image of an unarmed civilian being brutalised by those meant to uphold law and order resonates in Derry more than in most places in the world.

Kate's 19-year-old brother, Willie, was shot dead on Bloody Sunday. The hearts of those still demanding justice for what happened that day 48 years ago reside with those yearning for it in US cities now.