Published on: 08/06/2020 08:01
The City Council of Minneapolis voted in favor of dismantling the police department, accused of racism after four former agents ended up on trial for involvement in the killing of George Floyd. ” Our commitment is to end the toxic relationship with the Minneapolis Police Department, end the police as we know it and rcreate public safety systems that really make us feel safe ‘‘said city council president Lisa Bender.
In a statement, city council representatives explained that “decades of efforts for a police reform have shown that the Minneapolis police department cannot be reformed and will never be found guilty for its actions.”
Today the former vice president of the United States Joe Biden, now in the running for the White House, will be in Houston, Texas for a private meeting with George Floyd’s family.. Biden will not be physically present at the funeral ceremony scheduled for tomorrow, when Floyd’s burial will take place, but he will send his video message, as his collaborators let know
Meanwhile, the protests, which reached the thirteenth day, did not stop. Yesterday in Washington, a crowd of protesters marched from DuPont Circle to the 16th Street stretch which now bears the huge “Black Lives Matter” sign. The former candidate for the White House is also on the street Mitt Romney, first republican senator to join the protesters. On Twitter, Romney shared a photo of him on the march, in Washington, along with thousands of other people and with the words “Black Lives Matter”. “We have to end violence and brutality, we have to ensure that people understand that black people’s lives matter,” he told a Washington Post reporter.
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