The Late George Floyd who was heinously murdered by the uncivilized and racial acts of some police officers, was honored on Thursday, June 4, 2020 by friends and family members in Minneapolis, over 2 miles from where the 46-year-old father died in police custody has reignited a nationwide movement against the police killings of black Americans.
Mourners gathered at North Central University; meanwhile three of the four ex-officers charged in Floyd’s death made their first appearancein court.
Ever since Floyd’s death, there has been a large number of peaceful protesters and even in other cities of the US both people of colour and white. The curfew in Los Angeles has been lifted, and at the White House, new fencing has been installed to bolster security.
Moreso, South Africa has been prompted to launch a “Black Friday” campaign in response to the “heinous murder” of George Floyd and “institutionalized racism” in the U.S., at home, and “wherever it rears its ugly head.”
According to reports, the purpose of this campaign is to highlight “deaths by citizens at the hands of security forces” in South Africa which is still one of the world’s most unequal countries a quarter-century after the end of the racist system of apartheid.
A CBS News anchor in Johannesburg spoke with one of South Africa’s Leaders, Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, an Executive Director of United Nations Women (with the rank of Under-Secretary-General of the UN), on who also fought to end apartheid. The conversation was about the protest and its significance.
These are few of her statements:
“People are feeling exhausted about us talking about racism. Try living it to know how exhausting it is to live it,” she said. “Those who cannot take talking about it, they haven’t lived it to know how much that it eats you from within. So, we need to make sure that we create conditions that will make people feel and touch the changes that are coming into their lives.”
(By Miss Bimbo)
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