Written By: Slauson Girl For The Grio
Minneapolis, Minnesota–As people of all races and backgrounds took to the streets to express outrage over the death of George Floyd, I was on the ground in Minneapolis reporting as similar protests and demonstrations took place around the U.S.
The discontent of protesters was not just for Floyd but with the continued murders of Black people by the hands of police.
Floyd, 46, died on Memorial Day after then-officer Derek Chauvin was seen on video with his knee on Floyd’s neck for several minutes as he cried out to Chauvin that he could not breathe.
Although four of the arresting officers, including Chauvin, were immediately fired only Chauvin has so far been charged. City unrest has led to the damage of businesses and even the Minneapolis Third Police Precinct being vandalized and set on fire.
Two days after Chauvin’s arrest, however, protests in America have continued around the U.S.
Read Full Article: I was on the ground for Minneapolis protests. Here’s what I saw