Powerful Photos Document the Ongoing Fight Against Racist Hate and Sanctioned Killings

We share this photo essay because it documents people across the US taking back their power.  Even as the officials in Minneapolis are downplaying what was clearly pre-meditated murder, activists, students, mothers, and more are preparing for the next day of struggle.  GJEP stands in solidarity with these brave people drawing the line and saying no more.

If you can’t join the protests, or support them directly, Rising Tide North America suggests these actions you can take:

Please donate to support people on the ground in Minnesota:

  1. George Floyd’s family GoFundMe page, set up for his memorial.
  2. Reclaim the Block which works to defund the police and decrease police budgets.

Protests Over George Floyd’s Death

From Minneapolis to Los Angeles, thousands of people across the US took to the streets to protest the death of George Floyd.

by Kate Bubacz, May 29, 2020

    On Monday, George Floyd died begging for breath while a Minneapolis police officer used a knee chokehold on his neck for eight minutes. Police said they took Floyd into custody after being called about reports of a forgery. A video of his death went viral. On Tuesday, four police officers involved in the arrest were fired, but the officer seen crushing Floyd’s neck was not arrested.

    Protests against police brutality and the Minneapolis Police Department have escalated over the past three days. Demonstrators overtook the Third Precinct on Thursday night, and the National Guard was called in after significant property damage. Protests against police brutality and in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement have also erupted in Los Angeles, New York, Memphis, Denver, and Louisville.

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