USA: Activists React to Ongoing Unrest over George Floyd Killing
Activists from several civil right movements spoke to RT on Saturday about the state of unrest the US is currently undergoing sparked by George Floyd's death via police brutality.
"We were peacefully protesting, it was kinda scary because the police were throwing flash grenades off of the roof of the precinct. They were shooting people with rubber bullets, it was like a war zone out there. I ended up getting tear-gassed very badly," explained Kayla JuNaye Johnson who said to have sustained second-degree burns for participating at a peaceful protest.
"While I was out last night at the protest just observing, I was hearing people say: Manslaughter. Like people kept screaming about the charges and people are very upset about that. Just another kick in the face again for our community. Especially here in Minneapolis Minnesota right now," explained activist Nikki Sutton. Floyd died in Minneapolis earlier this week after a police officer knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes as he was recorded saying, "I can't breathe" and "Don't kill me." Another four officers involved in the incident have since been fired.