George Floyd, a 46-year-old African American man, died in Minneapolis recently while he was being restrained by the police. Video footage of the incident showed an officer kneeling on Floyd’s neck as he gasped for breath. Floyd’s repeated cry for help, “I can’t breathe”, has now become a rallying cry among protesters.
The death has triggered violent unrest in Minneapolis and other parts of the US. The incident once again brought to the fore concerns over the law enforcement’s bias against the African American minority.
Now question comes that what is BLM Movement?
Black Lives Matter (BLM) is an international activist movement, originating in the African-American community, that campaigns against violence and systemic racism towards black people. It campaigns against police killings of black people, and broader issues such as racial profiling, police brutality, and racial inequality in the United States criminal justice system.