Recently happened the death of George Floyd has created much hatred and violence among all. Protests and curfews have been imposed all around the US.
In response to the outbreaks of violence, National Guard members are actively on duty everywhere to rest the situation. But, the violaters are still moving and expressing their anger through chants, signs and so.
There have been a lot of queries in the mind of the people about the incident. Like, what will happen to the cops involved in the homicide, or what will be the stand of the government towards this?
Perhaps, one thing is for sure that the whole event has fused the countrymen and people from all backgrounds.
A Group Of Black People Protecting A Cop Who Got Separated From The Others
It all occurred back on the 25th of May when George Floyd with two of his friends was sitting inside a parked car. It was like a usual day for Floyd, as he was a regular customer to the Cup Foods, the grocery store where he went to buy cigarettes.
All the whereabouts of the incident were formed on the basis of the witnesses, video footage, and official statements that are reported so far.
Like the other normal days, George went to the store to buy a pack of cigarettes which billed to $20. But the store employee thought it to be a forged paid bill and reported the matter to the US police. Who would ever believe that the so-called faked $20 bill reported will bring a hell lot of violence and chaos in the streets of the US.
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George Floyd was working as a bouncer. Past many years he had been living in Minneapolis. Report from NBC claimed that the owner of the store, Mike Abumayyaleh informed about him being a friendly face and a pleasant customer. He has never caused any trouble. But apparently Mr. Abumayyaleh wasn’t working that day.
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At around 20:08, two officers came at the scene and approached the car. One of the officers, Thomas Lane, ordered Mr. Floyd to show his hands and pulled out his gun. Nobody till yet has made any clarification that why Mr. Lane thought it requisite to draw his gun.
Floyd was then forced to move out of the car. However, he managed to receive a reply from Mr. Lane explaining that he was being arrested for “passing counterfeit currency”.
From The Raleigh Protest
At around 20:14, Mr. Floyd “stiffened up, fell to the ground, and told the officers he was claustrophobic”, a transcript released by authorities explained.
A few minutes later, there arrived more officers. Among them, Mr. Chauvin with the other two forced Mr. Floyd to move inside the car.
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At 20:19, Mr. Chauvin pulled Mr. Floyd so hard which made him look distressed. Here the witnesses started recording the whole event where he laid down, face down, still in handcuffs.
It was the moment when Floyd breathed last and the filmed video got viral all over the social media across the world.
“I can’t breathe,” Mr. Floyd said repeated, pleading for his mother and begging “please, please, please”.
It was for 8 minutes and 46 seconds long duration when Mr. Chauvin kept his knee on Mr. Floyd’s neck.
Then one of the officers, JA Kueng checked his pulse and said he “couldn’t find one”. But the cops did not move. Around 20:27, Mr. Chauvin removed his knee from Mr. Floyd’s neck. He was then admitted to the Hennepin County Medical Center and was declared dead around an hour later.
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Later on Friday, Mr. Chauvin was charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter by Hennepin County Attorney Michael Freeman. Mr. Chauvin’s bail has been set at $500,000.
Portland, Oregon. Police Demonstrating And Trying To Show They Hear And Understand The Frustration.
But, George’s family and their attorney, Benjamin Crump were not happy with the charge given to the officer.
“We expected a first-degree murder charge. We want a first-degree murder charge. And we want to see the other officers arrested,” Crump and the family said in a statement. “We call on authorities to revise the charges to reflect the true culpability of this officer.”
George Floyd – Philadelphia Protest Today
George Floyd’s brother, Philonise Floyd, organized the fundraiser, which is called the Official George Floyd Memorial Fund. As per the sources, this money will be put to use for covering funeral and burial expenses, grief counseling, and lodging and travel for all court proceedings.
A GoFundMe campaign dedicated to George Floyd has also raised more than $7 million.
We’re Stronger Together
This Man Has Been Standing Alone In Our Town Square For The Past Few Days, Gods Bless His Courage
Helping Cleaning Up
Even The ‘Church Of God’ Community Are Standing By George
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Santa Cruz Police Chief Taking A Knee With Peaceful Protesters During A Demonstration In Santa Cruz, Ca
Danish Sympathy March For George Floyd. ~10.000 People Marching Peacefully Through Copenhagen.
Lawers Offering Pro Bono Services For Arrested Protestors
This Is Also Happening In Minneapolis
A Group Of People Forming A Human Barricade And Protecting The Store To Prevent People From Looting
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Police Captain Joins Protesters
Modist Brewing In Minneapolis
Police In Muskegon, Mi Showing Their Support For Protesters Outside Of The County Courthouse Today.
It’s Not Black vs. White People, It Is Everyone vs. Racists
The Police Taking A Knee With Protesters In Miami, Florida
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Protesters Spray Painted All Over This Monument Last Night. We Were All Trying To Scrub It Off When This Guy Showed Up With A Powerwasher.
Police In Downtown Portland Are Kneeling In Front Of Protesters
There Is Hope
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Standing Together With The Residents