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Sports Minneapolis revolts after the death of George Floyd

17:00  29 may  2020
17:00  29 may  2020 Source:   rollingstone.fr

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  Beyonce Pays Tribute to George Floyd: ‘Rest in Power’ Beyoncé has joined the growing list of celebrities speaking out against the horrifying death of a Black man at the hands of a police officer. The clip surfaced on the Internet Monday (May 25) shows a Minnesota officer allegedly suffocating George Floyd by kneeling on his neck. Floyd is heard crying out that he couldn’t breathe and was in pain, but he was ignored. Floyd went to Hennepin County Medical Center after falling unconscious, and died shortly after. Though the officers involved were fired on Tuesday, Floyd’s death is just one example of the ongoing systemic racism in America.

Minneapolis se révolte après la mort de George Floyd © Wikimedia Commons Minneapolis revolts after the death of George Floyd It has been almost a week since the death of George Floyd ignited the city of Minneapolis. Systemic racism in the American police force is once again pointed out

Tuesday evening, the phrase "I cannot breathe" resounded on the streets of Minneapolis. Protesters gathered following the police murder of George Floyd. The 47-year-old black man died on Monday after a white police officer, Derek Chauvin, handcuffed him, pushed him to the ground and knelt on his neck for several minutes. In a video of the incident, filmed by a passerby, we can hear Floyd repeating, "I can't breathe" while several people beg the officer to calm down. Police were apparently dispatched to the scene because Floyd had tried to pay with a fake $ 20 bill at a grocery store. He was unarmed.

CNN's Omar Jimenez Arrested on Live TV While Covering Minneapolis Protests

  CNN's Omar Jimenez Arrested on Live TV While Covering Minneapolis Protests The reporter "has been taken into police custody during a live broadcast at the site of the protests in Minneapolis, after clearly identifying himself to officers," CNN said.The arrests came amid continued protests in Minnesota – and other parts of the country – following the death of George Floyd, a black man, in police custody.

The authorities have taken swift action. Chauvin and three other police officers were indeed immediately dismissed, and the FBI opened an investigation. However, thousands of protesters gathered on Tuesday, and marched smoothly from the place of Floyd's death to the Third Minneapolis Police Station, to demand that the officers involved be prosecuted. However, once the crowd arrived in front of the police station, tensions arose. According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune newspaper, some demonstrators broke the glass door of the police station and vandalized the building and the patrol vehicles. The police responded and fired rubber bullets and tear gas at the demonstrators.

A policeman with a troubled past

According to the latest news, officer Derek Chauvin has been the subject of numerous complaints of police misconduct. Since joining the Minneapolis Police Academy in 2001, he has reportedly totaled at least twelve, ranging from excessive force to the alleged violation of a prisoner's constitutional rights.

Mylan Masson, a retired officer and training expert, called the number "a little higher than normal". But she also pointed out that anyone can file a complaint against an officer for any reason, and that officers in regular contact with the public are more often the subject of complaints than their colleagues. Case to follow.

George Floyd: Minneapolis City Council wants to replace the police .
No longer reformable - the Minneapolis City Council comes to this devastating verdict on the local police. Now the department is to be disempowered in the medium term. It won't be easy. © ERIC MILLER / REUTERS After George Floyd's death, a majority of the Minneapolis City Council plans to replace local police with a new public security organization, media reports.

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