Black dies after brutal police operation
Demonstrators and celebrities are protesting after the death of George Floyd
28. May 2020 – At 18:49
Peaceful protests and riots
The death of George Floyd in the U.S. city of Minneapolis has triggered protests against police violence. In addition to peaceful demonstrations near the scene of the crime, it came before the 3. Riots police station, according to media reports, also. The American broadcaster NBC reported that burned down shops, numerous looting and the use of tear gas. In other US cities such as Los Angeles and Memphis people protested on Wednesday against the death of Floyd’s.
The knee of the police officers minutes long on the neck
The trigger for the anger and outrage of the demonstrators is around ten minutes long Video was: A white COP pressed his knee for several minutes on the neck, Floyd, pleaded repeatedly for help before he lost consciousness. Repeated the African-American said: "I can’t breathe." He died shortly thereafter in a nearby hospital.
“If you had done it, or I would have done it, we’d be behind bars”
The mayor of Minneapolis, Jacob Frey asked in an emotional press conference the arrest of the responsible police officers. "Why is the man who killed George Floyd is not in prison?" he asked in front of journalists. "If you had done it, or I would have done it, we’d be behind bars."
In the Video: a Young African-American sings for George Floyd
“Please, I can’t breathe.”
Also a lot of celebrities have reacted on social media. Supermodel Emily Ratajkowski tweeted photos with the names and numbers of the police officers and the mayor. Naomi Campbell and Kim Kardashian posted photos of Floyd’s with his words that went around the world: "Please, I can’t breathe."
"The most Disgusting and most Heart-rending, what I’ve seen in a long time "
A post shared by Madonna (@madonna) on may 26, 2020 at 12:49 PM PDT
Singer Madonna wrote: "To see this police officer George Floyd suffocated … with the knee in the neck, tied up and helpless, face down on the road, for his life, crying is the most Disgusting and most Heart-rending, what I’ve seen in a long time ." Your colleague, Ariana Grande, the entire System is called to question.
A post shared by Naomi Campbell (@naomi) on may 26, 2020 at 8:28 am PDT
"George, he begged for help and was just ignored"
NBA Star Steph Curry wrote: "If you are not disturbed by this photo and pissed off the power, then I don’t know. George, he begged for help and was just ignored, which says clearly that his black life has played no role ." Also, the German basketball player Satou Sabally responded on Twitter.
If you’re unbothered or mildly bothered by the 1st knee, but outraged by the 2nd, then, in my father’s words, you’re “more devoted to order than to justice.” And more passionate about on the anthem that supposedly symbolizes freedom than you are about a Black man’s freedom to live. pic.twitter.com/kxpVOEeTNR
Satou Sabally retweetete this post.
In an Internet Petition, the arrest of the police officers involved is required. The goal of one Million supporters was beereits reached after a few hours almost .