George Floyd’s brutal murder has ignited powerful protesting and looting in Minneapolis. Other cities across the country are now joining in to express their anger for George Floyd’s unjust killing by a police officer who held his knee on Floyd’s neck, cutting off his air supply.
In Los Angeles, thousands of residents stormed the busy 101 freeway, halting traffic in the downtown area, causing a nightmare for commuters. The Los Angeles Police Department has enacted its tactical unit to respond.
Local news stations covered the interstate protests from the air, with at least one patrol vehicle appearing to have been vandalized.
“Peaceful demonstrations are a hallmark of our country. Violence is unwarranted and takes away from the message. I urge all of us to protest peacefully for the sake of everyone’s public safety. -Alex Villanueva, Sheriff of Los Angeles County,” the LAPD tweeted on Wednesday.
In Minneapolis, police continue to clash with citizens as they protest police brutality. Law enforcement responded to the crowd with rubber bullets and tear gas, as the riots show no sign of easing up.
Rest in power George Floyd.