George Floyd’s murder was yet another instance of racist police violence in the US. However, his killing and the widely circulated video of his death triggered what was possibly the largest uprising in US history.
Eugene Puryear speaks to Peoples Dispatch about the state of the anti-racist movement one year since the killing of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis
Following the death of George Floyd a year ago, millions joined the movement to resist police violence and systemic racism which has had a profound impact on the US
Since the murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, millions of people took to the streets across the US and globally to demand justice for Floyd and for all victims of racist police violence
Massive protests have broken out in Minneapolis, Minnesota and other cities in the US following the police killing of a 20 year old Black man Daunte Wright on April 11.
The shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright comes at a time when the city of Minneapolis is following the trial of Derek Chauvin, the ex-police officer charged with the murder of George Floyd less than a year ago
The protests that erupted over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis has changed the way US sees itself
Why are there so many people in the United States who understand they have nothing to lose? Why are hundreds of thousands in the streets willing to risk infection and arrests, in order to join the protests?
Following the brutal murder of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis and the outbreak of protests across the US, people across the world have mobilized in solidarity and to raise the banner of anti-racism in their own contexts
Eugene Puryear of BreakThrough News talks about the sentiment on the ground in the United States where voices that have been marginalized are coming to the fore. He explains the nature and demands of the #DefundThePolice campaign and also talks about the possibilities in the coming weeks and months when it comes to organizing.
Heavy police presence and even the National Guard has been deployed to contain the curfew defying protestors. Use of rubber bullets, tear gas, and other aggressive measures has been widely reported.
The charges against Derek Chauvin, who knelt on George Floyd’s neck until he died, have been upgraded to second-degree murder while his fellow former officers face charges of aiding and abetting murder