The recent incident surrounding the brutal killing of George Floyd, an African-American man by a police officer in Minneapolis was utterly shocking. He was suspected of using counterfeit money at a store when he was arrested by the police. A footage of the arrest has taken social media by storm, which depicts a white policeman kneeling on the suspect's neck while he was pinned to the ground struggling to breathe as he pleaded for his life. I am sickened with rage by the fact that while the suspect was being killed, other policemen just stood there silently.
The tragic event has sparked mass riots across the United States now and there is anarchy on the streets. Sadly, this is not the first time that citizens are protesting against such police brutality. There have been several other incidents as well. While I absolutely sympathise with the protesters, I do not support the vandalism and looting that has sprouted from this movement. I hope justice prevails and the guilty officer ends up being punished.
Nur Jahan, Chattogram