There is a grip installed in wood on the side of the road at the intersection of Catherine Road and 63rd Street in the Brooklyn Center north of Minneapolis. There is a similar metal fist at George Floyd Square on Chicago Street in south city. There are two symbols of the tragedy that struck black men in Minnesota within a year.
George Floyd died after a long struggle with death during a police intervention in May of last year. Don Wright, 20, was shot before he could understand what happened at the Brooklyn Center traffic control center on Sunday.
On Tuesday, the Floyd and Wright families held a joint, sometimes very emotional, press conference. And around Minneapolis, people are gathering to demonstrate.
We should hold these police officers accountable, says Abdulaziz Mohamed, president of the Students’ Union at the University of Minnesota.
He has come to the Daunte Wright Memorial to take part in a demonstration for Black Lives’ Matters and to speak about his anger and determination.
I’m also 20 years old and don’t want to be the one affected next time, he says.
Shot dead in Brooklyn Center Couldn’t happen at a more sensitive time. In court Derek Chauvin’s trial is underway in Minneapolis, Who was the cop who pressed his knee into George Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes at the end of May last year. During the negotiations, senior managers and experts broke the culture of silence within the police force and condemned the police officer’s actions.
Judicial representatives no longer protect themselves at any cost. But the shot against Donut Wright reminds us that the police operation against George Floyd was not an isolated incident and that police brutality affects black citizens of the United States time and time again.
I don’t trust the police at all, says Tiffany Walker, who attended the demonstration at the Brooklyn Center with some friends.
Many are in line To hold the microphone. The knobs and thermostats are changing. The participants delved into the meeting together, then chanted Donut Wright’s name and slogan “No justice, no peace” – no peace, but justice. Below the statue in the clenched fist of flowers, visitors set electric candles and drifted bouquets of flowers.
A man collapses while speaking and recovers with a long embrace.
Shamakia, a friend of Tiffany Walker’s girlfriend, says she worries about her children.
I have a boy with autism. She says he can be affected just because he doesn’t understand what’s going on.
She believes that it is inconceivable that the police did not learn from the death of George Floyd.
– They think they should be more careful. Why should lethal violence always be the first option against us, not the last?
The police shot She stated against Daunte Wright that she got it wrong and grabbed her pistol instead of her electric weapon. Both she and her boss Resigned from the corps.
– I think she knew what she was doing. I also have a pistol and an electroshock weapon, and the electric shock weapon weighs much less. So she has to end up in jail and all the policemen who were with her when George Floyd died in prison end up, says Tiffany Walker.
Demands that deaths have consequences. As well as Abdul Aziz Muhammad.
The other audience states that the House of Representatives in Congress in Washington has approved a police reform named after George Floyd and expects abuse and abuse of power. But the proposal faces an uncertain future in the Senate, the second chamber of Congress.
The fighting must continue, Abdelaziz Mohamed affirms.
We are in the middle of the battle and we will not make changes all at once.
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