News By/Courtesy: Athul Joseph | 02 Jun 2020 17:54pm IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • George Floyd an African-American was killed after being taken into custody on 26th May.
  • Violent protest and riots all around United States .
  • Curfew imposed in several cities.

 
On a fine evening on 25th May George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man was arrested as was accused of buying cigarettes with a counterfeit 20$ bill. And after 17 minutes from the arrest, his motionless body was pinned down by three police officers. Tens and thousands of Americans gathered together and stormed to the streets in solidarity to protest against this act of police brutality. The act was caught on tape by two bystanders and the security cameras installed. The day after the death of George Floyd the Minneapolis police department fired Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, J. Alexander Kueng, and Tou Thao the four police officers involved in the act. The death of George Floyd sparked unrest all around the United States.  On 26th May the protestors flooded the county of Minnesota and attacked the Minneapolis police precinct, vandalizing the precinct and police vehicles with graffiti and stoning the police precinct. It didn’t take long for other counties and cities to join this widespread protest regardless of a post protest coronavirus warning as protesters of different ethnicity color and sex flooded almost 75 cities most of which were deserted due to the pandemic and in a matter of hours this “black lives matter” movement became the biggest widespread protest since the assassination of Martin Luther King in 1968. The post-mortem report makes it clear that the death of George Floyd was a cardiopulmonary arrest complicating law enforcement subdual, restraint, and neck compression.
When the pandemic put the city on lockdown Floyd was laid off along with few more staff and Floyd was struggling just like millions of Americans who have lost their jobs in the worst economic downturn since the great depression. Murals and memorial are popping up all around the world and the protests continue. The act of police brutality soon spiraled into widespread protest as the groups of violent protesters from all over the united states started attacking stores and looting them. Floyd was not the first person from the African-American community who encountered the wrong law officer at the wrong time, with Floyd the list lengthens.   “We treat animals better than we treat black lives in this country and we are tied of officers being able to get away with murder”, A protestor from New York states. The nation erupted into scenes of chaos, violence, and widespread destruction, and dozens of American cities up in flames after some protest turns into riots often followed with looting as the nation simmered in unrest and unraveled. Riots played out city after cities across the countries, which started in a street corner of Minneapolis has now become a nationwide explosion of grief and anger.
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Section Editor: Pushpit Singh | 03 Jun 2020 13:50pm IST


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