The death of George Floyd, despite sparking outrage and protests across the world has become a thing of joke to some.
Some white teens have created a challenge in which they mock the death of the otherwise unarmed black American.
Floyd died on Memorial Day after now-former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin placed a knee on his neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds.
The country has been beset with nationwide protests with marchers from all backgrounds, but some teens on social media have been making fun of the 46-year-old’s final moments.
The teens, who are mostly white and male, step on the necks of another person, film it and post it to social media as the “George Floyd challenge.”
“Racists are now doing the George Floyd “challenge.” This is what we’re up against, folks. It’s a privilege to make sarcasm about racism instead of experiencing it your whole life,” Mohamad Safa, Permanent Representative at United Nations, tweeted.
While most of the images featured males, girls were also active participants in the gruesome challenge.
In one clip, a girl has her knee on her neck on another who screams that she can’t breathe, a play on Floyd’s last words.
The clip continued with laughter and someone cheering them on off-camera.
The seniors were set to attend the University of Missouri and Missouri State University in the fall, however, they have now withdrawn since their actions went viral.
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Girl, six, kicked out of daycare for wearing a ‘Black Lives Matter’ t-shirt
For wearing a shirt that had “Black Lives Matter” written on it, a mother claims that her six-year-old daughter was kicked out of daycare.
Deval Brockman, from Russellville, Arkansas, said her 6-year-old daughter named Journei Brockman has been attending daycare at “His Kids Preschool” for six months.
However, she was told last Friday, June 26, she could not return.
Deval Brockman told FOX16 that her daughter’s school called her last Thursday, June 25 and an employee told her that she didn’t “like” or “agree”” with the shirt.
The employee also asked that Brockman not send her daughter to the school wearing it again.
Brockman said she reported the complaint to state officials and she was told that her daughter could wear the shirt unless it contained profanity.
“If I’m supporting something, I’m going to wear it, my child is going to wear it, to help say that our voice needs to be heard,” Brockman said.
Journei Brockman returned to the preschool last Friday, wearing a different shirt with an image of a raised fist printed on the back, which is the Black Lives Matter symbol.
When Deval Brockman picked her daughter up at the end of the day, she was told her daughter was no longer welcome at the school. An employee allegedly said that the shirt was encouraging racism.
“I got very upset. I’m just like are you serious? Over a T-shirt?” Brockman said.
She claimed that a school director also told her:
“I am not going to tell you how to raise your child, but you need to reevaluate how you’re parenting her.”
“It’s not political, it’s everyday life, it’s all over the news. Right is right and wrong is wrong,” Brockman said.
Patricia Brown, director of His Kids Preschool, said in a statement to FOX 16:
“We feel a childcare environment is not a place for a parent’s political views to be addressed or played out, regardless of race.”
African native doctors hold ceremony to unleash voodoo on George Floyd’s killers (Photos/Video)
Native doctors in Benin republic organised a ritual ceremony to get justice for George Floyd from the gods.
The ritual ceremony was held for George Floyd but the native doctors also called for justice for other black people killed unjustly in the United States, including Trayvon Martins, Michael Brown, Botham Jean, and Ahmaud Arbery.
During the ceremony in Dahomey, Benin Republic, a portrait of George Floyd was given pride of place on the altar. Chickens and a ram were killed and the blood was sprinkled around the altar.
Also, during the ritual, George Floyd’s name was mentioned multiple times. His killers were also mentioned as a ‘voodoo hex’ was released on them.
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George Floyd: Trump mocks teargassed protesters, says it was a beautiful scene
President of the United States of America, Donald Trump has reacted to the US National Guard using tear gas to disperse Black Lives Matter protesters in Minnesota.
Trump described the use of teargas on protesters who took to the streets in response to the killing of George Floyd, a black American who died last month when a white Police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck in Minneapolis, as a ‘beautiful scene.’
Speaking at an event in Dallas, Texas, the president shared his views on efforts made by the Minnesota National Guard to restore order.
“It was like a miracle. Just everything stopped. I’ll never forget the scene, it’s not supposed to be a beautiful scene but to me it was. After you watch policemen run out of a police precinct.
“And it wasn’t their fault, they wanted to do what they had to do but they weren’t allowed to do anything but they were running down the street, they weren’t allowed to do what they’re trained to do and they took over the precinct, they essentially burned it down.
“And yes there was some tear gas and probably some other things. And the crowd dispersed and they went through. ‘By the end of the evening… everything was fine and you didn’t hear about that location having problems anymore.”
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