For Many, George Floyd Death Not a Solitary Incident


George Floyd's death: Protests continue for the eighth night in the US, curfew imposed in 40 cities

Demonstrations against police discrimination against black people in the country continued for the eighth night after the death of George Floyd in police custody in the United States and have spread to many cities.

A curfew has been imposed in 40 cities following the violence, but protesters have walked out despite curfews in several cities.

Besides, George Floyd's hometown of Houston hosted a peaceful march with his family today, with an expected 20,000 participants.

In addition to the United States, there have been demonstrations in several European countries, such as Paris and London, against the assassination of George Floyd and the racially motivated police crackdown on black people.
During the May 25 arrest of George Floyd in Minneapolis, police allegedly used excessive force, resulting in his death.

Following the incident and the protests, the state of Minnesota has filed a civil rights lawsuit against its police department. Governor Tim Wallace told reporters that the lawsuit was aimed at ending "organized racism that has been going on for generations."

In the capital, Washington DC, 1,600 troops have been deployed to various parts of the city. Pentagon officials say the deployment is aimed at assisting civilian officials in ongoing operations.
Police in riot gear stormed a rally on Friday, removing hundreds of protesters by truck. George Floyd's death has been described as "murder" in an official autopsy report.


The Hannibal County Medical Examiner's report states that George had a heart attack due to shortness of breath.
Drake Shivan, a police officer who knelt on George's neck, has been charged with "involuntary manslaughter" and will appear in court next week. Along with him, three other police officers have also been sacked.

But protests in response to George's death in police custody have turned violent, unprecedented in decades.
Four police officers were shot and wounded during a riot in St. Louis, Missouri, on Monday.

"Some cowards fired at the police officers and four of us are in the hospital," Col. John Hayden Jr., the local police chief, told reporters. Thank God he is alive. "

Besides, people broke into the well-known New York department store Macy's and looted a Nike store, while breaking the windows of several other shops and banks. Many people have been arrested in the case and a curfew is being re-imposed in the city from 8 pm on Tuesday.

Floyd's death refreshes the deep wounds of racism and racism perpetrated by police in the United States. The incident follows the assassination of Michael Brown in Ferguson and the assassination of Eric Garner in New York. It should be noted that after the last two murders, there was a campaign like 'Black Lives Meter' which means 'the lives of black people are also important'.

For many, this wave of resentment reflects the frustration caused by years of socio-economic inequality and the isolation of different races.
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