The truck driver who sped towards a crowd of protestors in Minneapolis has been released from police custody without charge.
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Last week, forty-six-year-old George Floyd died at the hands of police brutality.
this man, #GeorgeFloyd did not deserve to die. #BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/w405ouIk5V— moon (@moon)1590639498.0
Of course, George's family have been left completely broken by this devastating loss.
George Floyd was described as being a “gentle giant”. He moved to Minnesota for a better life with his kid. However… https://t.co/7k9J2ToFuH— Grace (@Grace)1590793294.0
The police officers involved showed absolutely no emotion, regret, or urgency...
via: TwitterAnd a huge amount of backlash has hit the headlines.
Four of the officers involved have now been fired.
via: TwitterAnd the officer who kneeled on George, whose name is Derek Chauvin, has been arrested for 3rd-degree murder.
But this hasn't stopped the haunting footage of George's death 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?
via: Getty ImagesAnd when will our country do something to put an end to police brutality against black people?
Protests have been held in George's memory all around the country...
via: Getty ImagesIncluding in Washington, Chicago, New York City, and even parts of Europe such as in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and Spain.
But it's safe to say that the protests have been the most imminent in Minneapolis...
This is the protest that took place yesterday in Minneapolis over the murder of George Floyd. The last photo shows… https://t.co/TXav6Wldmk— 🦇 (@🦇)1590593877.0
The protests started on Wednesday last week...
via: Getty ImagesThousands upon thousands of protesters took to the streets on Wednesday to express their hurt and their anger at the injustice.
But things very quickly turned violent.
via: Getty ImagesAs thousands of people took to the streets, 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...
“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
Nearly a week on, things aren't calming down...And the police have been behaving in a manner more brutal and extreme than ever before to get protestors off the streets - which only pours more fuel on the flames.
Many police officers aren't holding back...
Here's my leg today. This is from a non-lethal projectile, fired by Minneapolis police while I covered protests of… https://t.co/zMpRtwMg1b— Andy Mannix (@Andy Mannix)1590614745.0
So many people have now been severely injured in the protests...
Some images from the #GeorgeFloyd protests in #downtownsandiego today. There were medics helping injured protesters… https://t.co/lRSB5d3fEn— Andrew Chesser (@Andrew Chesser)1590987127.0
However, it's undeniable that some people have taken things way too far.
via: Getty ImagesIncluding this reckless truck driver who recently endangered so many lives.
On Sunday, a truck was seen speeding along a Minneapolis bridge straight into a group of peaceful protestors.
A semi-truck sped into a large crowd of protesters on a closed highway in Minneapolis. No one appeared to have been… https://t.co/vbiuG1wEtD— ABC News (@ABC News)1590972104.0
Miraculously, nobody was seriously injured.
via: Getty ImagesAccording to the Guardian, people reportedly threw their bicycles in front of the truck in an effort to successfully slow it down.
The driver of the truck has been identified as Bogdan Vechirko...
via: TwitterAnd the minute the truck had come to a halt, protestors angrily dragged Bogdan out of his seat and began attacking him and screaming at him for his foolish actions.
Even though Bogdan endangered the lives of so many innocent people...Many of the protestors encouraged others to not hurt him and they went on to deal with the situation peacefully - which likely saved his life from the angry crowds.
Police soon arrived on the scene...
Like Caravaggio, this photo. "Protesters hand over to police the driver of a tanker truck who drove into hundreds… https://t.co/AvXs55blsr— Chris Steller (@Chris Steller)1590994837.0
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) revealed that Bogdan wasn't seriously injured...
via: TwitterAnd Minnesota State Patrol later said in a tweet: "Very disturbing actions by a truck driver on I-35W, inciting a crowd of peaceful demonstrators. The truck driver was injured & taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He is under arrest. It doesn’t appear any protesters were hit by the truck."
The internet is furious with his actions...
@Reuters When your president says "Shoot them" it ain't a big surprise that people are going to do things like this… https://t.co/mrlj2Sw0d0— M Van Eeckhoven (@M Van Eeckhoven)1590970458.0
But regardless of his dangerous actions...
via: Getty ImagesBogdan has now been released without any charges, Fox News reported.
Bodgan's case is still under investigation, according to his attorney Mike Freeman.
via: Getty Images"Investigators are in the process of gathering additional information and answers to aid in the charging decision," the Hennepin County Attorney’s office said on Tuesday.
Naturally, people are outraged.
@MnDPS_DPS He needs to be charged with domestic terrorism NOW.— jessavision⁷ » (@jessavision⁷ »)1590968730.0
People are demanding for the driver to be charged with terrorism.
@TheiLaunchEvo @MnDPS_DPS @MnDPS_MSP The street was locked exclusively for the protesters. The truck had no busines… https://t.co/gbKYugrfV0— Goldschuss (@Goldschuss)1591015331.0
The protestors involved had a very narrow escape.
This was taken minutes before a semi truck driver drove into a crowd of peaceful protesters in Minneapolis. His nam… https://t.co/sczdPZUq3B— jacque (@jacque)1590985559.0