July 7, 2020

How to demand justice for George Floyd and support Minneapolis protesters

By Natasha Piñon

How to demand justice for George Floyd and support Minneapolis protesters

You can seek justice for George Floyd wherever you are.

On May 25, Floyd died after a Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee against Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, according to the criminal complaint against the officer, who has been arrested and charged with murder. The officer, Derek Chauvin, ignored Floyd’s insistence that he couldn’t breathe.

In the days that followed Floyd’s death, protests broke out in Minneapolis, despite the pandemic. For many, Floyd’s death made plain just how unyielding police violence is against black Americans, even as the world grapples with the deadly coronavirus. …

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