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Germany’s top diplomat: George Floyd protests ‘legitimate,’ urges press freedom

Foreign Minister Maas hopes peaceful protests against police brutality in the US will make a difference. He also said he would contact US officials to support a DW journalist kept from freely reporting in Minnesota.

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