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Demonstrators on March 7 outside the Hennepin County Government Center, where the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, charged with murdering George Floyd, will begin in Minneapolis. Photo: Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images

Thousands of protesters marched through Minneapolis' streets Sunday, urging justice for George Floyd on the eve of the start of former police officer Derek Chauvin's trial over the 46-year-old's death, per AFP.

The big picture: Chauvin faces charges for second-degree murder and manslaughter over Floyd's death last May, which ignited massive nationwide and global protests against racism and for police reform. His trial is due to start Monday, with jury selection procedures.

The "I Can't Breathe Silent March for Justice" protest in Minneapolis on March 7. Photo: Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images
Chaz Neal, a community activist, outside the Minnesota governor's residence during a protest in support of George Floyd in St. Paul, Minn., on March 6. Photo: Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images
Protesters gather outside the governors mansion on March 6. The rally was organized by the Families Supporting Families Against Police Violence, a support group for people affected by police confrontations. Photo: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images
Community activists hold images of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man shot and killed by two white men in Georgia last year. Photo: Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images
Demonstrators march during a rally for George Floyd in St. Paul on March 6. The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Friday that Chauvin should face a third-degree murder charge. Photo: Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images
Black Lives Matter demonstrators march in St. Paul on March 6. Photo: Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images

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The price of goods and services rose 0.4% in June, slower than the 0.5% growth during May, according to the core personal consumption expenditures (PCE) price index released Friday morning. The June reading was lower than the consensus expectation for 0.6% growth.

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