Members of NY-based Black Lives Matter head to Minneapolis to join George Floyd protests
Tensions continue to rise as thousands of people protest the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Members of the Black Lives Matter movement have geared up and are heading to Minneapolis to join the protests that have been taking place since the death of George Floyd.
The founders, Hawk and Chivona Newsome, say they are tired of the viral videos and want real action and change from the government before more black people die in the hands of police.
Thousands of people are taking over the streets of Minneapolis calling for justice after video captured an officer kneeling on Floyd’s neck as he was down on the ground being arrested, before tragically dying in police custody.
His death has caused massive protests and calls for justice. Videos showed a police precinct building on fire on Thursday. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz sent the National Guard to respond to violent protests in the state.
The founders of the Black Lives Matter chapter are now asking governors to sign the I Can't Breathe Act.
News 12 is told the four officers involved have been fired, but no arrests have been made.
Protesters are now demanding for murder charges.