Topic: Black Lives Matter
Social media platforms Twitter, Instagram, and streaming platforms Netflix, Amazone Prime, Hulu, and HBO have taken a stand against white police brutality and racism as nationwide protests rock the United States after the death of black youth George Floyd.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Thursday condemned the killing of George Floyd, an African American man whose death in police custody on Monday was captured on video and has led to serious ongoing protests in Minneapolis.
Floyd died on Monday after Derek Chauvin, a white policeman, knelt on his neck for several minutes as Floyd moaned and yelled: “I can’t breathe.” A video of the incident shows Floyd pleading with police and eventually appearing motionless as the policeman’s knee remained on his neck.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has called the death of a black man George Floyd at the hands of a white policeman "a state-sanctioned murder".
Former United States President Barack Obama on Saturday criticized American leaders over the handling of the coronavirus response, telling college graduates in an online commencement address that the pandemic shows many officials "aren't even pretending to be in charge".
Black people and those of Indian, Bangladeshi, and Pakistani ethnicity have a COVID-19 mortality risk higher than those of White ethnicity, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.