I CAN'T BREATHE...
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THE GEORGE FLOYD FOUNDATION
On May 25, 2020, George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, was killed in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during an arrest. A police officer with the Minneapolis Police Department knelt on Floyd's neck after he was already handcuffed and lying face down. Two police officers assisted in restraining Floyd, while another officer prevented bystanders from interfering with the arrest and intervening as events unfolded.
Floyd had pleaded about being unable to breathe prior to being on the ground, but after being restrained, he became more distressed and continued to cry out about breathing difficulties, the knee in his neck, and expressed the fear he was about to die and called for his mother. Several minutes passed Floyd stopped speaking. For a further two minutes, he lay motionless. Even though no pulse was found when urged to check the officer ignored the desperate pleas of onlookers. The officer refused to lift his knee until medics arrived on the scene and told him to do.
Though George Floyd's voice was TAKEN from him...
WE WILL NOT BE SILENT. #JUSTICEFORGEORGE
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