The death of George Floyd created a frenzy across the world with riots over the injustice of seeing him lose his life at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer.
It became a huge story in 2020 during a time when the pandemic took over the planet with covid-19. The long history of pain of racial injustice reared its ugly head and with the new era of social media, it generated a new flame for the new generation against the corruption of the policing system.
People being on lockdown and quarantine across the world caused more people than usual to see the viral video at the same time. With the nations being boiled up staying at home under orders, the eruption of the people hitting the streets was reminiscent of the 1990’s LA riots.
As people waited on the verdict of Derek Chauvin, social media waited online with their thoughts. Of course, there was hesitancy by some to assume there would be a guilty verdict due to the troubled history between society and the police in America. The police who were let free after the beating of Rodney King in the early 90’s was cause for those who remembered that time period.
We can only hope that such a quick verdict means guilty. 🙏🏼
— ralfie gee (@rgjr67) April 20, 2021
the fact that we watched Derek Chauvin murder George Floyd over and over, on every screen, on every platform but there's still no assurance that he will be found guilty is so sick #DerekChauvinTrial
— dona❣️ (@dona__dx) April 20, 2021
Almost 1 year ago
Now we wait…any second now…#ChauvinTrial #chauvintrail #DerekChauvinTrial pic.twitter.com/VgV6SCZhAM
— Rondo Clinton 🇺🇸 🦅 (@RondoClinton) April 20, 2021
What in the African time is going on 🙄 why did they say 3:30 if they didn't mean it? It's literally 04:49 am in my timezone 😭😭😭 #DerekChauvinTrial pic.twitter.com/cwYDICFmrb
— Busi 布希 Mjiyakho (@skinne_bee) April 20, 2021
Today, and every day, we say his name: George Floyd. May he rest in power.
Our Statement on Derek Chauvin Trial Verdict:
Derek Chauvin Murder Conviction is Welcomed, But It Alone Is Not Justice pic.twitter.com/pBjTIR5fHb
— March For Our Lives (@AMarch4OurLives) April 20, 2021
Derek Chauvin won't fare well in Gen Pop 😈 #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd pic.twitter.com/r0KBvP6UyC
— Tara Dublin Wrote A Whole Book in Lockdown (@taradublinrocks) April 20, 2021