American TV and media personality, Oprah Winfrey, has penned an emotional tribute to the murdered unarmed Blackman George Floyd.
According to Oprah in a post on her Facebook page, her heart sinks deeper when she watches the videos of how he was killed in cold blood by a heartless white police officer in Minneapolis, Derrick Chauvin.
George Floyd was accused of using a fake $20 note to purchase a cigarette.
And even though he reportedly did not resist arrest, police officer Chauvin was seen in a viral video kneening on his neck for eight minutes. The late Floyd had made it clear to the police officer that “I can’t breathe,” but his plea and cry was not considered by the white murderer.
Killer Chauvin (right) kneening on George
There have been unrest and protesters across the US, with the Minneapolis Police building being set on fire by protesters.
Below is Oprah’s statement which came with a cartooned image of George Floyd
I’ve been trying to process what can be said or heard in this moment. I haven’t been able to get the image of the knee on his neck out of my head. It’s there every morning when I rise and when I go through the ordinary duties of the day. While pouring coffee, lacing my shoes, and taking a breath, I think: He doesn’t get to do this.
And now the video from the other angle of two other officers pinning him down. My heart sinks even deeper.
His family and friends say he was a gentle giant. His death has now shown us he had a giant soul. If the largeness of a soul is determined by its sphere of influence, George Floyd is a Mighty soul.
#GeorgeFloyd: We speak your name. But this time we will not let your name be just a hashtag. Your spirit is lifted by the cries of all us who call for justice in your name!
George Floyd’s cartoon released by Oprah
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