From the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul to the Streets of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago, Louisville, Atlanta, Washington, DC and New York City, and the bright lights of the Big Apple, citizens across racial lines are expressing outrage over the police killing of George Floyd, the latest in a country-mile long list of black men and women murdered under the color of law.
City officials in Minneapolis and St. Paul called on the National Guard, and state police lined the streets there in riot gear.
In New York, where the novel coronavirus hit America the hardest and where residents had remained reluctant to gather outdoors, protestors jammed city streets.
New York’s Gov. Andrew Cuomo joined an extensive list of politicians condemning the action of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, 44, who, along with three other officers, were videotaped using excessive force on Floyd.
National Newspaper Publishers Association Chair Karen Carter Richards and NNPA President and CEO Benjamin F. Chavis Jr., and numerous other Black Press of America newspaper publishers have expressed outrage over Floyd’s murder and concern about the rampant killings of African Americans at the hands of police and white supremacist vigilantes acting under color of law.