The death of George Floyd has been a tragic and powerful wakeup call to people about the injustice of white power, racism, and police brutality that exists in society.
On May 25, Floyd was killed in Minneapolis after police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck while he was under arrest.
The entire ordeal – which lasted nearly nine minutes – was caught on camera and captured the now infamous pleas of “I can’t breathe” as 46-year-old Floyd died.
It sent shockwaves across the globe, with a mass outpouring of support and solidarity from the public now pledging to not only be against racism but actively be anti-racist.
In France, a demonstration of over 200,000 protesters marched for justice yesterday.
The uplifting scenes saw members of the public peacefully flood the streets to show their respects and unite for change.
Posted on the @tankgoodnews Instagram page, the video has surpassed 800,000 views.
Incredible landscapes like this have been taking place all around the world, with the UK to follow suit by hosting a march today.
In America, even police officers have been paying tribute to the tragedy by kneeling on duty and in full uniform, in tribute to Floyd.
Miami in particular saw officers ask for forgiveness as they knelt, in heart-breaking scenes as people began praying and crying.
The late George Floyd, known to friends as ‘Big Floyd’, is survived by his six-year-old daughter (who lives in Houston with her mother), and girlfriend Courteney Ross.
Police office Chauvin has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter, while three other officers involved in the incident were sacked.
Today, the London protest kickstarts in Hyde Park at 1pm. Meanwhile, Brits have also been asked to ‘take the knee’ on their doorstep in solidarity at 6pm tonight.