“The unjust slaying of George Floyd cannot be where America stands. Violence only breeds violence, but when such violence is perpetrated by those in authority, we must all stand up and say: “Not on our watch!” We must stand against racism and stand for equality for all.”
George Floyd died in Minneapolis police custody when he was restrained by an officer who dug his knee into the victim’s neck.
The incident has sparked outrage in the United States with angry demonstrations and riots breaking out in cities across the nation.
The incidents were further exacerbated by a Tweet from the President of the United States who referred to rioters as “thugs” and suggested that the rioters be shot. The Tweet, marked by Twitter as violating its terms of service for “glorifying violence” was stamped with a warning label.
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