In Minneapolis, for the second day in a row, protests have not subsided due to the death of 46-year-old African-American George Floyd after being detained by police.
There are already victims among the protesters. There was a real frenzy on the street. The owner of the pawn shop opened fire after the protesters started smashing up the stores. I hit one. The police tried to save him and performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation, but without success. What is happening on the streets of Minneapolis, you can see by the published records in social networks.
Brief background of the incident. George Floyd is a 46-year-old African-American who worked as a security guard in St. Louis Park. He died on may 25, 2020 after being detained by police officer Derek Chauvin. The incident was caught on video.
The police report says that Floyd allegedly used fake documents in the store, and when law enforcement officers tried to detain him, he began to resist. Chauvin pinned Floyd to the ground with his knee. A nearby witness captured all this on video, on which you can hear the phrase George: “Please, I can’t breathe.” However, the COP continued to press the detainee’s neck to the asphalt with his knee for more than five minutes, until he lost consciousness.
At some point, Chauvin realized that something was wrong. The police called an ambulance, but it was too late. Upon arrival at the hospital, doctors pronounced Floyd dead.
Of course, this matter has reached the highest level. Us President Donald trump has ordered an investigation into Floyd’s death as quickly as possible.
“At my request, the FBI and the Department of justice are already investigating the very sad and tragic death of George Floyd in Minnesota. My heart goes out to George’s family and friends. Justice will be served, ” trump said.
Floyd’s murder has stirred up not only American society, but also NBA stars. Basketball players of the League do not hesitate to speak out about socially sensitive topics. It is expected that the situation with Floyd’s death was no exception.
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James and Golden state Warriors point guard Stephen Curry are among the League’s most established players.
“Do you understand now? Or still unclear, ” James wrote on Instagram, posting a collage of photos with a COP pinning Floyd’s neck with his knee to the pavement and ex-San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick getting down on one knee.
In 2016, during the performance of the US national anthem before one of the NFL games, Kaparnik thus expressed his protest against racial inequality in the country. For many African-Americans, he became a hero.