This is the official thread regarding anything related to George Floyd, Minnesota, and national protests.
- There will be zero tolerance for disrespectful comments in this thread.
George Floyd is a man who was killed by Minneapolis PD officer Derek Chauvin on May 25th, 2020. Floyd was handcuffed and the officer had him face-down on the ground before taking a knee on his neck for no less than 8 minutes and 46 seconds. Floyd repeatedly stated that he could not breathe, but his statements fell on deaf ears. In the following days, protests broke out across the nation.
CONTENT WARNING: The video of Chauvin with his knee on Floyd's neck can be found here. Please do be warned though, it is a disturbing video. After some deliberation, the mod team felt that it was important that people see the video and understand that systemic racism is very real and people are dying because of it. The infrastructure that has allowed this and countless other examples of police brutality to run rampant have been in place for centuries.
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