THE US ERUPTS IN VIOLENCE
Six days after the death of George Floyd, the US finds many of its cities under strict curfews as protest riots continue.
On May 25th, officers were called to the scene of a grocery store after George Floyd allegedly attempted to pay a bill with a counterfeit $20 note.
In police custody, George Floyd tragically died after exclaiming multiple times “Please, I can’t breathe” whilst three police officers knelt on him with one on his neck.
It took 4 days for the officer arguably responsible for the death to be arrested and charged with murder of the third degree.
The tragedy has since triggered arguably the biggest civil unrest since the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr back in 1968, with riot police resulting to firing tear gas and pepper bullets in an attempt to diffuse large crowds in New York, Chicago, LA and more.
With over 5000 US military force for domestic emergency reserves reportedly being deployed across 15 states, President Donald Trump has now reportedly been taken to the bunkers of the White House since riots began moving close to the president’s residency in Washington.
Floyd’s brother has since pleaded peace in the US as he stated “sometimes I get angry… I want to go crazy. My brother wasn’t about that. My brother was about peace”.