People are protesting on the streets in many parts of the United States, including Minneapolis. Tensions have risen after a white policeman made public a video of George Floyd, an African-American, kneeling on his neck. George, 46, died minutes after police strangled him. The incident took place on May 25. The video shows George begging a police officer to release him. Police officer Derek Chauvin has been arrested and charged with third-degree murder. Chauvin will be arraigned in a Minneapolis court on Monday. Derek Chauvin and three other police officers involved in the incident have been fired. Protests have erupted in several places, including the city of Minnesota, since the video was released. Protests are also taking place outside the White House demanding justice for George Floyd’s murder. Hashtags such as Black Lives Matters, Justice for George Floyd have been used on social media. Curfews have been imposed in Minneapolis and St. Paul on Friday and Saturday. Demonstrators are breaking the curfew and carrying out violent activities such as burning tires and looting. The assassination of an African-American man.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People said in a statement that such incidents set a dangerous precedent against black people in our society driven by racism, xenophobia and prejudice. President Donald Trump has offered his condolences to the family of George Floyd. However, one of his tweets is being strongly criticized. “When the robbery starts, the shooting starts,” he wrote. Ahmed Arberi, 25, was shot dead by an armed white group on February 23. Breona Taylor was killed on March 13 when a white police officer raided her home. The Washington Post began reporting on the number of people shot dead by police in January 2015. In this statistic, about four thousand four hundred incidents have been reached so far. According to the report, only 13 percent of the US population is black, but a quarter of all police deaths are among black people. The assassination of an African-American man.
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