Palestinian artist draws portrait of George Floyd in Gaza City
17 June 2020 | 1:23 pm
Ayman El-Hosary, a Palestinian artist in Gaza City, draws a portrait of African-American man George Floyd, whose death while a policeman kneeled on his neck has sparked riots in the United States, as a way to show solidarity with Americans and their fight against racism.
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