Chronik der George Floyd Proteste
June 4, 2020 -
Der Tod des 46-jährigen Afro-Amerikaner George Floyd nach der Verhaftung durch Polizei in Minneapolis hat Proteste in den Vereinigten Staaten ausgelöst. Die Frage von Rassenjustiz steht jetzt an der Spitze der politischen Agenda, nur fünf Monate vor der Präsidentenwahl am 3. November.
The vast majority of demonstrations over the past eight days have been peaceful, but some have turned violent and curfews have been imposed in a number of cities.
Prosecutors on Jun 3 upgraded charges for the four officers involved in the Floyd case. The charge against Derek Chauvin was elevated to second-degree murder, court documents show. The other three officers, previously uncharged, face counts of aiding and abetting murder.
The protests have echoed those of the Civil Rights movement more than 50 years ago. This action was led by Martin Luther King Jr and sought to challenge white supremacy and the segregationist policies that were commonplace at the time.