Yesterday, in yet another act of anti-black police violence causing mass outrage, George Floyd yelled “I can’t breathe” and pleaded for his life as a white Minneapolis police officer violently pinned him down with his knee on his neck.
Highly disturbing video shows an African-American man named #GeorgeFloyd dying as a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck.
The Minneapolis Mayor has fired the four cops involved in the incident#MinneapolisPoliceMurderdHim #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd#RIPGeorgeFloyd pic.twitter.com/wvRIBRIRoZ
— Election dot Org (@DotElection) May 27, 2020
George died after. He was murdered in broad daylight. His death is reminiscent of the death of Eric Garner.
Even with a crowd yelling at him to stop and while folks filmed the murder, the cop did it anyway, showing the massive injustice, zero accountability and white supremacy embedded in the “criminal justice” system. Heartbroken, angry and disgusted.
This must end. Much love and solidarity to Black communities grieving another beautiful life lost.
A Minnesota grocery store called the police on him yesterday when they thought he was writing a bad check. He wasn’t.
MPD officer Derek Chauvin (badge #1087), along with two other officers, pinned him down to the hard pavement and stuck his kneel on George’s neck until he died, while officer Tou Thao (badge #7162) stood by and did NOTHING.
Minneapolis city mayor Jacob Frey just announced four officers have been fired. The FBI is investigating the incident.
Over 19,000 people watched George as he died. He was screaming “I can’t breathe,” and asking for water, too. I don’t think there’s much to investigate. ￼He was murdered by the Minneapolis Police Department.
African American’s also have rights like every human being…they are not a threat to life #RIPGeorgeFloyd #BlackLivesMatter #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd #ICantBreath #MinneapolisPoliceMurderdHim #GeorgeFloyd
Black lives matter✊ pic.twitter.com/NQGOaul2xb
— wtfshae (@wtfshae2) May 27, 2020
Hundreds of protesters gathered in the city to demand justice after Floyd, who was African American, was killed when a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck as he lay on the ground during an arrest. Footage of the incident showed Floyd shouting “I cannot breathe” and “Don’t kill me!”
A large and diverse crowd had gathered at the start of the protest, with some carrying signs reading “I can’t breathe” and “Jail killer KKKops” and chanting “Prosecute the police.”It’s a time for the black people living in United States to remember the teachings of MalcolmX.
We stand in solidarity with the people asking justice for George Floyd. Justice should be prevailed. It’s not a single case of Black murder in United States.
The United States claimed to promote Justice, liberty and freedom and yet failed to protect it’s Black citizens.
— WeGiveRise (@GiveRiseProject) May 27, 2020
It’s a time for the Afro American communities to start following the footsteps of Muhammad Ali “The Great” and MalcolmX. It’s a time to consider Islam which prohibits discriminations based on race.
In Islam, everyone is equal. Prophet Muhammed (ﷺ) said: All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over black nor a black has any superiority over white except by piety and good action.