In todays news, protests have been happening in Minneapolis,California, Chicago and other states across the USA for the past couple of days for one reason. On Monday 25th May 2020, a video emerged of a man named George Floyd who was tacked to the ground by a police officer, who was gasping for breath because he was being knelt on his neck by this officer who wouldn't let go. George Floyd sadly past away moments after this happening, after begging for help.
Since Tuesday afternoon once the video had gone viral , there have been a number of protests across the US in regards to this recent incident, with signs and chanting ' I can't breath' and ' It should of been me', as well as posters ' Black lives matter'. There have also been a number of well known people from Justin Bieber, to LeBron James and Kim Kardashian who have all expressed their anger and outraged over these events.
For the public, their reason for starting these protests and riots is because they want them to be listened too, and get the message across. I understand the message they are sending but having these riots is also causing more violence and can harm many more people which is not what we want. However, having said this, there has been a protest for everyone to sign online which, in the hope that something will get done.
“The arrest of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the brutal killing of George Floyd is a welcome but overdue step on the road to justice,” Floyd’s family said in a statement. “... We call on authorities to revise the charges to reflect the true culpability of this officer.” - via Forbes
Let's pray this is all over soon.
No more violence.
Rest in Power George Floyd