The George Floyd protests

Thank you, Abagond. These are sad and wicked times hard to deal with, especially in the age of Trump and the coronavirus. Race relations are getting worse and it’s not going to get better as long as the dominant group stays in defensive mode and in denial of the past and present racism.

Abagond

May 28th 2020.

The George Floyd protests (since May 26th 2020) are still going on two weeks after George Floyd, a Black man, was killed by a White police officer in Minneapolis. It has led to the worst wave of civil unrest the US has seen since 1968, when Martin Luther King, Jr was assassinated and over a hundred cities burned.

On May 25th 2020 the US was in the grip of a coronavirus pandemic. Nearly 100,000 were dead because they could no longer breathe. The pandemic lockdown had thrown 40 million out of work. And then the teenage son of the owner of Cup Foods at 38th and Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis called the police on George Floyd, a Black man who stood nearly two meters tall. He said Floyd had tried to use a fake $20.

The police arrested Floyd, put him in handcuffs – and then Officer…

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