Protesters gathered outside the home of the white former police officer who was filmed pinning a black man to the ground by his neck before dying moments later in police custody.
Derek Chauvin, 44, knelt on George Floyd’s neck for eight minutes during his arrest on Monday, despite the man begging him to stop and bystanders warning him he was ‘killing’ him.
People descended on his home Wednesday and scrawled the word ‘Murderer’ on his driveway, as protests over Floyd’s death entered the second day in Minneapolis.
A sign was propped up at the end of his driveway reading ‘People don’t kill people, cops do’ as calls mounted for the fired cop to face murder charges over Floyd’s death. Other demonstrators carried signs and wore T-shirts reading ‘I can’t breathe’ – some of the last words Floyd said as he begged the police officer for his life.
Some held signs reading ‘Black Lives Matter’ and pictures of Floyd as they marched on the property.
They were then met by a wall of police officers who had set up security around Chauvin’s home.
Chauvin, a 19-year veteran of the force, was fired Tuesday after footage surfaced online of Floyd’s arrest. more videos 1 2 3 The video taken by a bystander on Monday showed Floyd struggling to breathe on the ground as Chauvin knelt on his neck for several minutes.Floyd, who was arrested on suspicion of forgery on Monday night, was […]
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