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Obama marks Floyd's first death: We lost a lot in the face of the police and George gave us hope


Former US President Barack Obama was keen to commemorate the first anniversary of the death of African American George Floyd, and Obama tweeted on his Twitter account, saying: “George Floyd was killed one year ago. Since then, hundreds of Americans have died in confrontations with the police. - Fathers, sons, daughters and friends took from us very soon. But last year also gave us reasons for hope. "


Former President Barack Obama added: “Today, more people in more places see the world more clearly than they did a year ago. It is an appreciation for all of those who decided that this time will be different - and that in their own way they will help make it different.”


He continued, "When injustice deepens, progress takes time. But if we can convert words into action and action into meaningful reform, then we will stop, as James Baldwin put it, from escaping from reality and begin to change it."



Today, Tuesday, the first anniversary of the death of African American George Floyd, who sparked an extraordinary wave of protests that spread in various American cities, calling for racial justice with the increase in incidents of black-skinned murders by the police, and then the political and popular demands for the need for police reform increased. And the passage of laws that achieve this.



George Floyd was killed on May 25, 2020 by Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin on May 25, 2020 while trying to arrest him, and within a period of nine minutes, Chauvin pressed his knee on Floyd's neck in a scene documented with a mobile camera and caused a state of tremendous anger in Around the world.

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