US Is On Fire As Protests Spread Across Country Over Death Of Black Man.


Non-stop protests have erupted in cities across the United States over the death of George Flyod, an unarmed Black man, who was pinned to the ground by a white officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

In scenes both peaceful and violent across the country, thousands of protesters on Friday chanted “no justice, no peace” and “say his name. George Floyd.” They hoisted signs reading: “He said I can’t breathe. Justice for George.”

The demonstrations came as Derek Chauvin, the officer involved in Floyd’s death, was arrested and charged with one count each of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

Authorities had hoped Chauvin’s arrest would allay public anger and avert continued unrest. But defying an 8pm curfew imposed by Mayor Jacob Frey, thousands took to the streets for a fourth night. A heavy contingent of National Guard, state troopers and police moved in, some on foot and some in vehicles.

In the early hours of today, the white house was on lockdown as a hoard of protesters rallied in front of the mansion screaming, “I can’t breathe, black lives matter”. Ironically, many of these protesters happen to be white people trooping out in solidarity of George Floyd’s case.

Donald Trump had spoken to the family of George offering his condolences while publicly condemning the inhumane act of the Minneapolis officer.

On a similar note, Vice President and Presidential Candidate, Joe Biden also sent his condolences to the victims family while indirectly pointing fingers at the American leader for inciting racism.

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