Protesting the murder of George Floyd at the hands of the police and, there are widespread protests demanding social equality in all the states of America.
Four former US presidents have expressed support for ongoing protests and agitations across the United States. They are Barack Obama, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush.
Barack Obama has personally congratulated protesters across the country. At a town hall meeting hosted by video call sharing technology Zoom yesterday, Obama called on African-Americans George Floyd’s death protesters to remain optimistic.
Former US President Jimmy Carter says silence can also turn from violence to suicidal. Power, convenience, and moral awareness are paramount He called on all to stand up against discrimination.
Earlier on May 30, former President Bill Clinton, referring to anger, frustration, and a changed mindset, said that death was not desirable for anyone like George Floyd. The truth is, white skin is less likely to die.
Not only the three former presidents of the Democratic Party but also former Republican President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush have condemned the brutal suffocation of Floyd. She also expressed concern about repression in the United States.
“Now is not the time to speak, now is the time to listen,” Bush said in a statement several days after George Floyd’s assassination. Bush has condemned those who targeted and killed young African-Americans. At the same time, George Floyd supported those who were protesting peacefully demanding justice for the killers.
Derek Chauvin a white police officer tortured George Floyd, an African-American in the state of Minnesota on May 25 for his arrest. This is clearly seen, there were three more police officers, including Derek Chauvin in the 10-minute video footage captured by an eyewitness. As seen in that video, he is holding his knees around his neck Floyd is unable to breathe And repeatedly telling Chauvin, ‘I can’t breathe.’ After one hour laters former basketball player Floyd death. The protests, which began in Minnesota, have now spread across the United States and other European countries.
Meanwhile, four police officers involved in the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis have been charged with murder. They could face up to 40 years in prison on a second-degree murder charge. They ware charged on June 3, more than a week after the assassination of George Floyd, in the face of a wave of protests across the United States.
Former US presidents usually avoid any political uproar. The demands of the angry people of America have become so great today that even these former statesmen could not remain silent. Each of these U.S. presidents in recent history has dealt with police hatred and violence in their own time. Maybe looking back at the manifesto of their own failure to end inequality.
Leader of the black human rights movement Martin Luther King Jr. died on April 4, 1968. The civilized society of America still holds the consciousness of this human rights leader. The American people have not been silent on the assassination of George Floyd. Protests have spread everywhere. This wave of protests has spread to the civilized world outside America today. Everywhere there is a call for people to wake up against discrimination and racism.
On the other hand, President Donald Trump’s position remains unchanged. Trump, who has been criticized for ordering troop deployments, is doing nothing to quell public anger. He argues that he has done more for black Americans than any president in the past. ‘Perhaps’ Abraham Lincoln could be an exception, he noted.