A timeline of the killing of George Floyd and the Minneapolis protests
Officer Derek Chauvin killed George Floyd on Monday in Minneapolis. Since then, the nation has erupted in protest
, 46, was the most recent black person to be killed by police — a death that has sparked a literal fire in Minneapolis, where he died. Below, we have compiled an ongoing timeline of what is known about his death, as well as the civil unrest that has occurred since.
Monday, May 25Monday, a Facebook user posted a video in which George Floyd, 46, was killed by police outside the Cup Foods convenience store in Minneapolis,writing: “They killed him right in front of Cup Foods over south on 38th and Chicago! No type of sympathy.”
The video showed a white police office kneeling on a black man’s neck in the midst of the arrest. The man, Floyd, repeatedly tells the cop that he can’t breathe. After several minutes, the man ceases to move, yet the officer still bears down on his neck. Bystanders call for the officer to let the man go. “He’s not even resisting arrest right now, bro,” one says, while another informs the officer that Floyd’s nose is bleeding and that he looks like he’s about to pass out.
According to astatement from the Minneapolis Police Department, officers were called to Cup Foods to investigate reports of a forgery. George Floyd, 46 — who was suspected of attempting to spend a counterfeit $20 bill — was in his car when police arrived and ordered that he exit the vehicle. According to police spokesman John Elder, Floyd “physically resisted officers. Officers were able to get the suspect into handcuffs and noted he appeared to be suffering medical distress.” Floyd was taken to the hospital and died of his injuries.
Tuesday, May 26 Read more: Rolling Stone »
start with the union Did yall just say overhaul That's not what news is saying its called dismantle the police with Minneapolis having one of the highest crime rate what are you gonna do when the crime makes it to your plush gated communities? Who you gonna call then ghost busters lol wow stupid Lmao wath's going in the dems states
If they meant to fix the problem, they wouldn't leave it to the chance of a vote. They would just act. A vote in this circumstance is a back door out. I've noticed most of the EDM community isn't acknowledging what's happening. Tiesto's Twitter account blocked me when I asked why he isn't saying anything! Thank you for showing solidarity. I wonder if the EDM 'artists' are afraid of finding out how many bigoted fans they have.
I’d rather be making music ✌🏼❤️🇦🇺🥁 Blackout was gay WHY STOP THE PROTESTS? The protests manifest more deaths and divides (racism), the very thing that the protestors’ protest. The accumulative domino effect of one man buying a pack of cigarettes in Minnesota with a counterfeit $20 is simply astounding.
Right on The church had been damaged by protestors. RS continues tweet after tweet trying to rile the public, and promoting demonstrations which we know often turn into looting. Then these sleaze bags blame the president for saying we need to stop the violence! Trump reacts to demonstrations re murder of GeorgeFloyd calling governors cowards, sending troops and not mentioning the plight of Blacks. As Sinclair Lewis said, 'When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.' Or in Trump's case, a bible.
Trump reportedly held the Bible upside down. Only The Beast does that. He was sending a sign. We are fucked “those who let the murderers of blacks remain free, protecting them, and furthermore punishing the black population because they demand their legitimate rights as free men — how can those who do this consider themselves guardians of freedom?” -Che
You cannot tell me Antifa are not Whites I wonder what Ja Rule has to say about what is going on I would stake my life that when aides told dumbass-in-chief he was going to the White House bunker, this is what came to his mind. 'And visits a White House bunker'🤣 That's pretty good, makes it sound like he was just inspecting the bunker while passing through instead of hiding in it like an fat orange wuss...
Like a white girl pressed against the window raised her fist in solidarity with the protesters, in a '94 head-on collision w/ a garbage truck, Indie PA filmmaker Lance Weiler said he went out the windshield after he broke his jaw on the steering wheel. Lucid dreams followed. The cop has been arrested several days ago. They don’t care about George Floyd. They just enjoy destroying stuff.
Bye RS “from Dr. Dre to Jay-Z” - is that supposed to imply a range of perspectives? Burn down RS....traders Musicians are not cowards. Inaccurate statement it wasn't the police, it was A POLICE OFFICER, singular! When mainstream news media can't grasp the definition of the word 'protest' for fear of antagonising the baying mob; integrity? Journalism has none.
Burning the city down doesn’t give GeorgeFloyd any justice. Just making other struggle more. Ufffffffffff Burn it all.
Minneapolis Mayor Calls for Arrest of Officer in George Floyd DeathCalls for the arrest of the officers involved in the death of George Floyd grew Wednesday, as a small crowd gathered at the site where, according to video footage, a police officer had held him down with a knee on his neck. with the leak of that cop in the dirtbag hat .. its premeditated murder at this point ... LIFE OR BUST Justice for GF... 😡😡😡😡😡 Kamala put countless black kids and men away tho knowing how fucked up system is tho...
Justice For George Floyd Protest in MinneapolisJustice For George Floyd Protest in Minneapolis Blind_Chronic same propaganda ....EACH ELECTION ....ITS REDUNDANT ...ITS ALMOST LIKE ........PREDICTABLE NEXT .....your gonna get skittles and ice tea ..FROM RUSSIA All races are victims of PoliceBrutality WeAreAllInThisTogether ❤️❤️❤️ Burn it down! Occupy the Police
Minneapolis Mayor Calls For Charges In George Floyd Death“Why is the man who killed George Floyd not in jail?” mayor Jacob Frey asked of the white police officer who kneeled on a Black man’s neck. Because he is a cop, and cops protect other cops. Awww... Minneapolis has a 12 year-old mayor... he gay too? that's how you know they're 'progressive' sounds like riots are in order
Minneapolis Mayor Calls For Charges In George Floyd Death“Why is the man who killed George Floyd not in jail?” mayor Jacob Frey asked of the white police officer who kneeled on a Black man’s neck. Terrible tragedy described by overdramatic, questionable sincerity mayor. Better question: why did the cop who murdered George Floyd on camera think he would not be punished? very good question
Protests continue in Minneapolis after police killing of George FloydProtests erupted across Minneapolis after the death of George Floyd , an African American man who was pinned down by a police officer. Four officers were fired this week after a video of the incident went viral. sarasidnerCNN is on the scene at a protest. sarasidnerCNN Not sure of MinneapolisPD protocol, but do we as a police force efficiently drag someone to a car 100 feet away or do we efficiently use the cop car that was 10 feet away? Please see leaked video on clearnet. sarasidnerCNN So they been fired..... has that solve anything, they deserve to be killed North Korean style sarasidnerCNN Thanks media, this is what you wanted. BTW, whites are more likely to die in the hands of the police, not the black folks.
Conflict erupts at Minneapolis, L.A. protests over George Floyd deathDEVELOPING: Protests erupt in Minneapolis and Los Angeles over the death of George Floyd . Minneapolis police used tear gas for a second day on demonstrators, while protesters stormed an LA freeway. Minnesota is a racist state. Where were these assholes when all tbe white fake militia was at the capital steps😡