“I can’t breathe”, “Mama”, “Please”, He repeatedly said these words. But the cruel officer neither listens to his voice nor silence. A white officer of the Minneapolis Police department killed a white man in knee-to-neck restraints approximately 9 minutes. The black man, George Floyd, died due to the inhuman action by white officer Derek Chauvin. Three other officers Tou Thao, Thinas Lane, and J. Alexander Kueng present at the moment of the incident.
The incident took place in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Although the officers found guilty and fired from their duty, it adds fire to the nation. The nation and the world highly suffering from the epidemic COVID-19, and the protest is taking place against this brutal act.
According to reports, globally in many places, people protest against racism and police brutality. In some places, the violent act raises the problem for the nation and its people. Reports of looting and damaging public property threaten the people.
As the death of Floyd reminds the death of Eric Garner in 2014 in New York, many people break down and become aggressive and violent.
Black Lives Matter Movement
The crowd paid tribute to Floyd and then marched to show their anger. They used many placards such as ” Black Lives Matter”, “I can’t breathe”, and ” Justice for George”.
Initially, they show their anger peacefully but later their non-violent acts break the laws. And, many places in Minneapolis and the other parts of nations are destroyed by fire.
Condemn this Inhumane Act
Former President of the United States Barack Obama condemns this act. In his statement on the date of George Floyd, he said, “It’s natural to wish for life ‘to just get back to normal as a pandemic and economic crisis upend everything around us. But we have to remember that for millions of Americans, being treated differently on account of Race is tragically, painfully, maddeningly ‘normal’ – whether it’s dealing with the health care system, or, interacting with the criminal justice system, or jogging down the street or just watching birds in a park.
this should not be “normal” in 2020 America. It can’t be normal. If we want our children to grow up in a nation that lives up to its highest ideal we can and must be better.
My statement on the death of George Floyd: pic.twitter.com/Hg1k9JHT6R
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) May 29, 2020
George Bush and other world leaders also condemn this act. And, they also ask people to stop riots and protest peacefully. Some of the leaders urged their people to stand up against racism.
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Donald Trump is going to have a mental breakdown when he hears about this. #TrumpOut2020
— Black Lives Matter (@HKrassenstein) June 2, 2020
Leaders from different nations criticized the United States for violation of human rights. Many NGOs also took their stand to show anger against brutal action by police and racism.
Liverpool’s squad took a knee at Anfield as a tribute to George Floyd today. pic.twitter.com/0c5qZfJn8n
— B/R Football (@brfootball) June 1, 2020
My FINGERPRINT ART tribute to #GeorgeFloyd
A white mans fingerprint (symbolising identity) creating a black mans portrait.
It’s not enough to be silently ‘not racist’, we need to be anti-racist!#BlackLivesMatter #ICantBreath