Pulitzer Board honors teen who took video of George Floyd murder

Pulitzer Board honors teen who took video of George Floyd murder

Clark, who has been a Pulitzer juror five times, told The Associated Press on Friday that Frazier was like the many journalists or artists who have won Pulitzer Prizes for standing up for tolerance, equality and social justice.

The Pulitzer Prizes awarded a special citation to the teen who filmed the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Darnella Frazier.

"I was just in the right place at the right time", Frazier wrote in a Facebook post marking the one-year anniversary of Floyd's death.

Ms Frazier came across the arrest of Floyd while walking with her cousin in Minneapolis on 25 May a year ago.

Frazier was not giving interviews to the media, her publicist said Friday. It was not her job, but Frazier described it as her duty when she testified at Chauvin's trial earlier this year.

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Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in April and is scheduled to be sentenced June 25.

The Pulitzer Prize board announced it was awarding Frazier a special citation for the video she shot on May 25, 2020, which showed four now-former Minneapolis police officers restrain Floyd outside the Cup Foods convenience store.

Frazier's video was "globe shaking", spoke truth to power and gave a voice to the voiceless, Clark said. Her video was widely shared online and led to months of protests against police brutality and systemic racism.

The video played a major role in igniting a global protest movement against police violence, and was used as evidence in the trial of Floyd's killer. She captured Floyd's last moments, including his repeated pleas of "I can't breathe".

"When I look at George Floyd I look at my dad, I look at my brother, my cousins, my uncles - because they are all black", she said, audibly crying.

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