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Minneapolis Uprising: Justice for George Floyd

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We speak with local activist, artist, and healer Roxanne Anderson about the events that unfolded last night in Minneapolis. George Floyd, 46, an African American man and a Houston native. He moved to Minneapolis several years ago seeking to find a better life. On May, 25, 2020, Mr. Floyd, can be seen in a widely distributed cell phone video on the ground with his hands cuffed behind his back while Officer Derek Chauvin, who is white, pressed his knee on the neck of Mr. Floyd. While on the pavement, Mr. Floyd can be heard saying, “he can’t breathe.” Mr. George Floyd died due to the excessive force used by the Minneapolis Minnesota police department. Since his death, the city of Minneapolis has erupted with protests.

We also briefly speak with Ajamu Baraka about the murder of George Floyd.

Guests:

Roxanne Anderson is an activist and healer based in Minneapolis Minnesota. Roxanne is a contributing writercontact email [email protected]

Ajamu Baraka an activist and writer with The Black Alliance for Peace

Video Links

Link 1 George Floyd

Link 2 – George Floyd 2nd video

Link 3 – Protest in Minneapolis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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