George Floyd

George Floyd uprising

George Floyd’s murder in Minneapolis in May 2020 sparked the largest racial justice protests in the United States since the Civil Rights Movement. But the movement went far beyond this nation’s borders — it inspired a global reckoning with racism.This time last year, countries across the globe had some of the largest Black Lives Matter protests in their history, all inspired by the video of Floyd brutal death in police custody on May 25, 2020. Crossing continents and cultures, Black activists saw Floyd’s death as a symbol of the intolerance and injustice they face at home.Some of these countries had their own George Floyd — a Black person whose death by police brutality or racial violence created national outrage. Everywhere, activists knew there was no going back to the way things were before they witnessed Floyd’s final moments.President Biden said that when he met with Floyd’s young daughter Gianna, she told him, “Daddy changed the world.” These worldwide protests show how right she was…(read more from source below).



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