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Minneapolis: Protesters gathered on Wednesday for the second night of protest against the killing of a policeman by a handcuffed black man in Minneapolis, US, who made him kneel on the neck.
As the evening progressed, police built a human barricade around the Third Preschool, where officers charged with the murder. George floyd The work was done before he was fired on Tuesday.
They pushed the protesters back because the day after the crowd grew, police fired rubber lockers and thousands of protesters were angered by the latest death of an African-American at the hands of American law enforcement.
Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arando warned the protesters to remain peaceful.
director Donald Trump Floyd’s death sparked outrage across the country over a cellphone video of a recount of his murder on Monday while in custody of four white police officers, in a tweet titled “Sad and Tragic”.
All four have been fired, as prosecutors said they called the FBI to help investigate the case, which could include a federal felony civil rights violation.
Her sister Bridget Floyd on NBC television said, “I would like those officers to be accused of murder because that’s exactly what they did.”
“They killed my brother …. He should be in jail on murder charges.”
Mayor of minneapolis Jacob Frey He said he could not understand that the officer who placed his knee on Floyd’s neck on the Minneapolis street was not arrested until the 46-year-old restaurant worker was limping.
“Why is the man who killed George Floyd not in jail? If you did that, or I did, we would be behind bars right now.”
“Based on what I saw, George Floyd’s neck should be charged with suffocation,” he said.
The case was seen as the latest example of police brutality against African Americans, which gave rise six years ago. Black Lives Matter protest.
Floyd was detained on a felony charge of using a fake $ 20 bill to shop at a convenience store.
In the video, policemen catch him on the ground while one presses his knee on Floyd’s neck.
“Your knee in my neck. I can’t breathe …. Mother. Mother,” Floyd pleaded.
He became silent and relaxed, unable to even move as authorities told him to “get up and sit in the car.”
He was rushed to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
A call for justice came from across the country.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said the FBI needed to conduct a thorough investigation into the case.
“It is a sad reminder that this was not an isolated incident, but part of an orderly system cycle of injustice that still exists in this country,” Biden said.
“We must ensure that the Floyd family gets the justice they deserve.”
Democratic Senator Kamala Harris called the policeman “torture” using her knee on Floyd’s neck.
“It’s not new, it’s been going on for a long time … what our communities have known for generations is the discriminatory implementation and enforcement of laws,” she said.
“He was begging to be able to breathe,” she said. “It was a public execution.”
The protests brought back memories of the 2014 riots in Ferguson, Missouri, after a policeman shot and killed an African American youth suspected of robbery, as well as the case of New Yorker Eric Garner, who was illegally selling cigarettes Police was detained and filmed being held by police in an illegal chokehold, leading to his death.
“How many force-killing murders of these sensations can happen to people who can take them to America?” Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump, who was retained by Floyd’s family
Crump reported that the arrest involved a minor, non-violent crime, and there was no indication, as police initially claimed, that Float opposed the arrest.
“There is no reason to apply this highly lethal force,” Crump said.
“That should be the tipping point. Everyone deserves justice …. We cannot have two justice systems, one for blacks and one for whites.”
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