'I can’t breathe!,' 'Tama na po’: Police brutality in US, Philippines juxtaposed

Police brutality is everywhere. #BlackLivesMatter

6/2/2020 2:32:00 PM

Police brutality is everywhere. BlackLivesMatter

Previous incidents of police brutality in the country were recalled on social media as Filipinos expressed solidarity in the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States. The Black Lives Matter or BLM movement, which started in 2013, was revived on social media and translated into uprisings in the United States following the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black …

Philippine National PoliceCases of police abuse in the countrySinger-songwriterKakie” Pangilinanon Sunday shared Floyd’s remark to the police and related it to one of the last words ofKian delosSantos uttered to the police. Delos Santos is a 17-year-old Filipino student who

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was shot in Caloocan bythree police officerscarrying out the anti-drug operations in 2017.while we remember george’s “i can’t breathe”, let’s take a minute to remember kian’s “tama na po”.— kakie (@kakiep83)The slain student’s death triggered widespread condemnation from human rights groups in the country and overseas against President

Rodrigo DuterteLawyer Gideon Lasco similarly sharedother names of people who died in the hands of law enforcers— Read more: Interaksyon »

Jamie Foxx, Ariana Grande, Halsey, Michael B Jordan join Black Lives Matter protestsThe stars take to the streets as they call for justice for justice for George Floyd

New Zealand PM chides Black Lives Matter marchers over virus rule breachJacinda Ardern is concerned that large crowds – estimated at about 2,000 in Auckland – could undermine New Zealand's success in fighting the virus.

Biden condemns 'institutional racism' as he meets black leaders over Floyd death'Hate just hides. Doesn't go away. And when you have somebody in power who breathes oxygen into the hate under the rocks, it comes out from under the rocks,' Biden says of Trump. BlackLivesMatter

Autopsy finds cop suffocated black man as U.S. braces for more furyIn a conference call with governors quickly leaked to several media outlets, Trump tells state leaders to 'dominate' and says they are 'going to look like a bunch of jerks' if they are too soft The Floyd hired Dr. report stated Floid actually died of heart failure and had meth and fent in his blood. But the news leave that out because it doesn't meet the narrative Heart failure may be a primary cause of death, but the underlying cause is asphyxiation. The lack of oxygen makes the heart pump harder than it normally does. It was during this time when Floyd was saying that he can’t breathe.

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Thousands around the world protest George Floyd's death in global display of solidarityOver the weekend demonstrators gathered in London, Berlin and Auckland, among other cities, to protest against police brutality in solidarity with the US crowds