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Death of Romany man knelt on by Czech police compared to that of George Floyd

Death of Romany man knelt on by Czech police compared to that of George Floyd

6/22/2021 6:32:00 PM

Death of Roma ny man knelt on by Czech police compared to that of George Floyd

Video footage challenges official claims that the cause of death was unrelated to man’s arrest

Last modified on Tue 22 Jun 2021 16.23 BSTof a police officer kneeling on the neck of a Romany man who later died in an ambulance is being shared among Czechs on social media, leading many to compare his treatment to that of George Floyd.Thevideo, shot on 19 June, shows three police officers in Teplice, a town in the north of the Czech Republic, detaining a Romany man on the floor. As one officer holds the man’s feet, another appears to kneel on his neck, and a third tries to handcuff him. Voices of several Roma bystanders are heard in the video.

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“They’re smothering him,” a woman’s voice can be heard saying. “That’s their job,” a man’s voice says, defending the police intervention. “Stay down, don’t get up,” another Romany man advises.Jozef Miker, an activist and leader of the Czech Roma community, spoke to the Guardian after returning from the site of the incident, where he spoke to those who had gathered to light candles and remember the deceased.

“People told me that his name was Stanislav, and he was about 40 years old. He lived on the street but worked in a nearby supermarket as a security guard. When he saw that another man was demolishing a vehicle, Stanislav tried to intervene. When the police came, they took Stanislav to the ground thinking it was him,” Miker said.

“We created a memorial, so people know what happened; this should not go unnoticed. Many people are at work and have no idea. We will come here every day until we find out the truth.” Read more: The Guardian »

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So here's the video you guys decided not to show for whatever reason. This is why the police was called. No 'Czech Floyd' situation here. Happens to white dudes too man. Don’t see mass rioting and global unrest because some racist, transphobic, homophobic, sexist, white supremacist cop killed a man who was out to kill other people. Don’t hurt his feelings, no, please don’t, he has feelings 😢

I’m glad to see that this is gaining widespread coverage! Discrimination against Gypsies, Roma and Travellers must end! In Colombia, the police kill us daily, with the support of the government of the IvanDuque AlvaroUribeVel There r dozens of palestinian ppl in z same position and u dun mention it fk u 😡

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