George Floyd's 2nd-grade teacher has spoken out about her former student and she has shown an essay that he wrote about what he wanted to be when he grew up.
Keep scrolling to read this heartbreaking story...
Last month, America was completely disgraced.On Monday, May 25th, passers-by in Minneapolis witnessed and filmed 4 police officers "arresting" George Floyd for an assumed forgery incident which resulted in his death.
The footage was horrifying."Please, please, I can't breathe," George can heard begging as officer Derek Chauvin kneels down on his neck. "My stomach hurts. My neck hurts. Everything hurts," he moaned as passers-by began to gather and repeatedly plead with Chauvin to stop leaning on him.
Multiple witnesses were arguing with the officers when he started to lose consciousness..."He's not f****** moving!" one witness shouted as another says, "Get the f*** off him, he isn't moving!" One of the officers responded with, "This is why you don't do drugs, kids."
After around 4 minutes of the officer kneeling on him, George was completely unresponsive.An ambulance arrived, the paramedics checked his pulse and moved his body onto a stretcher - he was later pronounced dead in hospital.
George was only forty-six years old...
And he did not deserve to die.
this man, #GeorgeFloyd did not deserve to die. #BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/w405ouIk5V— moon (@moon)1590639498.0
The police officers involved have shown absolutely no emotion, regret or urgency...And a huge amount of backlash has hit the headlines.
All 4 officers have now been arrested...And Derek Chauvin is now facing a second-degree murder charge. But the world is still angry.
The haunting footage of George's death quickly went viral...
And it has left millions of people both heartbroken and disgusted.
SAY HIS NAME. GEORGE FLOYD. HE WAS AN INNOCENT MAN, AND HE WAS MURDERED. HE COULDN’T BREATHE, AND HE BEGGED FOR HIS… https://t.co/7WNH4pzDLY— 🐌 (@🐌)1590620093.0
People all around the world have been left furious over George's unjustified death.
But many are feeling completely hopeless due to the fact that this blatant racism is happening more and more in our country.
It’s really hard to tweet about this shit bc we have to use our voices but I also don’t want to minimize the depth… https://t.co/FbH2y78hm8— Kiana Ledé (@Kiana Ledé)1590567945.0
Protests have been held in George's memory all around the world...But Minneapolis has been restless for way more than a week now.
But it didn't take long for things to turn violent.As thousands of people took to the streets in our country, the police force became involved when shops started getting looted and police cars were being attacked.
Police officers in riot gear pelted the crowds with tear gas and rubber bullets...
And when protestors began fighting back, things turned very ugly and the mass brawl continued into the night.
“Rare Footage” . Protest #Video From #Minneapolis against the killing of #GeorgeFloyd .… https://t.co/k6PH0Bi97p— The Voice Of Liberty® (@The Voice Of Liberty®)1590581647.0
The scenes have been truly apocalyptical...
And even though the protest was to demand justice for George and the Black Lives Matter movement, so many people were left fearful for their own lives on the chaotic streets of Minneapolis.
No police in sight https://t.co/baiDgxktNi— Max Nesterak (@Max Nesterak)1590726777.0
But amongst the chaos...
People have been desperate to try and keep George's memory alive.
We remember George Floyd and we remember every other Black life lost to police brutality, racial injustice, and whi… https://t.co/4ZsYtVFsjQ— Chris Rock (@Chris Rock)1591030818.0