As protests continue across the nation and all across the world, we're seeing people come together to fight against the injustice faced by the black community.
And now George Floyd's son has come out and said "his heart is really touched" by people's solidarity, but he also had a message about all the violence that is spreading too...
Keep scrolling to see his full statement.
As the protests continue to rage on, George Floyd's son has spoken out...
via: Getty ImagesIt all started with the horrendous incident last Monday. Passers-by in Minneapolis witnessed and filmed multiple police officers "arresting" George Floyd for an alleged forgery incident.
Police found George matching a suspect's description in his car.
via: TwitterEven though he didn't resist arrest, one of the officers got him on the ground and pinned him there by pressing their knee into his neck.
This position was clearly very painful for him...
via: Twitter"Please, please, I can't breathe," George can be heard begging in harrowing footage as the officers remain standing. "My stomach hurts. My neck hurts. Everything hurts," he moans as passers-by begin to gather and repeatedly tell the officer to stop leaning on him.
Multiple witnesses are arguing with the officers when he starts to lose consciousness...
via: Twitter"He's not f****** moving!" one witness shouts as another says, "Get the f*** off him, he isn't moving!" One of the officers responds with, "This is why you don't do drugs, kids."
After around 4 minutes of the officer kneeling on him, George is completely unresponsive.
via: TwitterAn ambulance arrives, the paramedics check his pulse and move 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.
The police officers involved showed absolutely no emotion, regret, or urgency...
via: TwitterAnd a huge amount of backlash has hit the headlines.
Four officers involved have been fired.
via: TwitterAnd in total, 4 police officers have been fired following George's death, including Derek Chauvin - the officer using his knee to pin down George - who has been arrested and charged with murder in the third degree and manslaughter. But many feel that even more should be done.
The haunting footage of George's death began circulating online...
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.
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
When will this violence stop?And when will police officers who have caused his death be properly convicted for their crimes?
Protests have been held in George's memory all around the country...
via: Getty ImagesBut Minneapolis has been restless for almost an entire week now.
The protests started last week and continue to spread across the nation...
via: Getty ImagesThousands upon thousands of protesters took to the streets on Wednesday to express their hurt and their anger at the injustice. But it continues to happen as you'll see in the later video...
Things very quickly turned violent.
via: Getty ImagesAs thousands of people took to the streets, the police force became involved when shops started getting broken into and police cars were being attacked.
Police officers in riot gear pelted the crowds with tear gas and rubber bullets...
“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
But things were far from over...
via: Getty ImagesA Minneapolis Police Station was set on fire to mark the third evening of rioting. Thankfully, the station had been evacuated beforehand so nobody was seriously hurt.
The scenes have been truly apocalyptical.
No police in sight https://t.co/baiDgxktNi— Max Nesterak (@Max Nesterak)1590726777.0
The Mayor of Minneapolis Jacob Frey has been repeatedly addressing the incident, referring to events in the videos as "wrong at every level."
@AttorneyCrump Something is wrong with white cops,they just murder black men like it's hunting season.— Blessed24/7 (@Blessed24/7)1590503025.0
And on the same day, he addressed the person responsible for George's death.
via: Getty ImagesAnd this time, he called for the outright arrest of Derek Chauvin - the officer who is responsible for the death of George Floyd.
The Mayor pointed out that if any normal person had committed this horrific act, they would be in jail. Luckily the law has now caught up to Chauvin.
via: Getty Images"Why is the man who killed George Floyd not in jail?" Frey asked during the press conference. "If you had done it or I had done it, we would be behind bars right now, and I cannot come up with a good answer to that question."
And that's exactly why the protests continue to rage on...
via: Getty ImagesJust because this one time the incident was recorded doesn't take away from the hundreds of other lives that didn't make it viral so we could collectively mourn them.
And after seeing all the global outrage, George Floyd's son has spoken out.
via: YouTubeAccording to KBTX, Quincy Mason Floyd, one of George Floyd's sons, went to a protest in Texas on Sunday. He said the last time he saw his father was years ago but he is "still touched by the protests."
He said this:
via: YouTube"Everyone is coming out and showing him love," he told the outlet. "My heart is really touched by all this."
He, along with his sister commended everyone.
Quincy Mason, son of George Floyd, attended the demonstration near downtown Bryan Sunday. He and his sister, Connie… https://t.co/FUfSPRgLrk— 𝕋𝕣𝕒𝕧𝕚𝕤 𝕃. 𝔹𝕣𝕠𝕨𝕟 (@𝕋𝕣𝕒𝕧𝕚𝕤 𝕃. 𝔹𝕣𝕠𝕨𝕟)1590976487.0
While the area Quincy was from was largely peaceful, other areas in Texas were not.
via: Getty ImagesIn Dallas, the police department said seventy-six people were arrested during protests and up to sixty of them are being "processed" to go to jail. Keep scrolling to see just how far police brutality can go...