Amazon removes T-shirt showing George Floyd death

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The shirt showed a photo of former Minneapolis Police Department officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd’s neck

Amazon has removed a children’s shirt that used the image of a policeman kneeling on George Floyd’s neck from his American store.

The garment, available on the U.S. Amazon store for $ 14.99 (£ 11.70), was listed by a third party retailer.

In a statement to the BBC, Amazon said the account had been “investigated”.

The online retailer’s guidelines prohibit products that describe crime scene photos.

The item was on sale together with other clothing promoted by the same seller who was intended for supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement.

It was reported to the BBC by an Amazon employee who questioned how elegant this garment was.

While the original list is now offline, other examples of baseball shirts and hats with the same photo above the slogan “against violent law enforcement” are still available on the American Amazon website. However, they are marked as sold out.

In a statement to the BBC, Amazon said, “All sellers must follow our sales guidelines and those who don’t do so will be subject to action, including the potential removal of their account.”

“The product in question is no longer available.”

The death of George Floyd – the American American killed in police custody in Minneapolis last month – sparked protests around the world. Four police officers involved were fired and charged with his death.

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