Isa Guha also spoke against the tragic killing of a an unarmed black man in the US. She took to Twitter on Friday and wrote, “The situation is terrifying – when will it end? The world needs to stand against this.”
A woman gestures during a protest against the fatal injury inflicted by Minneapolis police on African-American man George Floyd, in Denver, Colorado. (Reuters Photo)
Former England cricketer Isa Guha has joined other prominent athletes in demanding justice in the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, who allegedly suffocated to death after a white police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes even after Floyd stopped moving and pleading for air.
The fatal arrest of an African-American man in the U.S. city of Minnesota has sparked countrywide protests; his death was reminiscent of the 2014 killing in New York City of Eric Garner, who was put in a banned police chokehold and was heard saying, “I can’t breathe.”
Isa Guha also spoke against the tragic killing. She took to Twitter on Friday and wrote, “The situation is terrifying – when will it end? The world needs to stand against this.”
— Isa Guha (@isaguha) May 29, 2020
Earlier, NBA star LeBron James and Snoop Dogg were among those who juxtaposed the disturbing image of the kneeling officer to a photo of Colin Kaepernick’s #TakeaKnee demonstration against police brutality.
In Minneapolis, furious demonstrators set a police station ablaze on Thursday, the third day of violent protests that have now spread to the Minnesota state capital, St. Paul. Other buildings in the area were also torched. So was a car. A discount store was looted.
Elsewhere in the city, citizens marched peacefully to ask for justice for George Floyd, 46, who died on Monday. Four police officers who were involved in the incident have been dismissed from duty.