Ben Crump, a lawyer who represents George Floyd’s family, whose death has caused unrest in the United States, has claimed that this was done deliberately.
Derek Chauvin, Minneapolis police officers who have been linked to the murder, has been charged with third-degree murder, but Ben claims it should have been first-degree murder.
Ben claims that the cops had an intention when he put his knee on Floyd’s neck, who pleaded for breath for almost nine minutes.
He added that Officer Chauvin held his knee to Floyd’s neck for almost three minutes, even after he went unconscious. The lawyer also raised a concern about why the other officers have not been arrested yet.
However, all three officers present at the time of the murder have been confirmed sacked.
Floyd’s death has rekindled the anger across the United States, which has resulted in protests across major cities.
A large number of demonstrators have been observed in over 30 US capitals. It all started peacefully on Saturday, but it has been confirmed that violence is now flaring up across the country.
Among the cities that have been badly affected by the demos in Los Angeles.
California also tested some of the demos, and its governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency and activated the city’s national guard.
The whole city is now under a curfew, which is active from 8:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. In the city, demonstrators looted famous shops like Melrose and Fairfax. Fire can also be seen in some footage that was captured during the demos.
Earlier it was reported that the police fired rubber pullets while beating others with batons.
Hundreds have also been arrested amid these demos demanding justice for the death of George Floyd. It has been reported that police in New York City arrested over 350 people.
The death of George Floyd, an unarmed black American, has reflected frustration over socioeconomic inequality and segregation that has been for years, not least in Minneapolis.
US President Donald Trump said that Floyd’s death has filled the Americans with horror, anger, and sadness.
The president has also denounced the looting and actions of the anarchist and accused those who do so of shaming the memory of Mr. Floyd.
He added that healing and not hate, justice, and no chaos are required and that angry mobs must not dominate.
The demos have now been expanded internationally. It was reported that thousands of people walked the streets of London on Sunday to take part in the protest against racism. Many of them even forgot the corona and opposed mitigation measures such as social distancing and the use of masks.
The crowd gathered in Trafalgar Square while others moved to the U.S. embassy in the capital to register their grievances.
In Germany, demonstrators also gathered in front of the American embassy.
They were heard chanting, black live matters. The German demonstrators, however, adhered to corona mitigation rules. Most of them are pictured wearing masks which is not the case with many in the US.
Rachel Lott is a Reporter for Chroniclex After graduating from Cuyahoga Community College, Rachel got an internship at USA Evening and worked as a Reporter and Producer. Rachel has also worked as a Reporter for WKYC TV and Fox News Channel. Rachel Covers International Developments.