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Amidst worldwide outrage in reaction to the murder of George Floyd, an unarmed and handcuffed black man who was killed by four police officers in Minnesota, a new petition has emerged calling for the arrest of the four cops involved.
So far, more than two million people have signed an online petition demanding justice for George Floyd in less than 48 hours, making it Change.org’s fastest growing petition.
“Justice for George Floyd” began immediately after the violent images of Officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck for nine minutes, ignoring his cries of “please, I can’t breathe,” went viral. This provoked nationwide protests. The petition calls on Minnesota Mayor Jacob Frey and District Attorney Mike Freeman to remove all officers involved in the murder (Chauvin was fired on Tuesday), and to bring charges against them.
As we have made clear many times before, all influencers are asked to do is to be aware of their influence and their privileges. Their accounts act as international speakers and this time most of them have been able to use their platforms. Through the networks they have given coverage to this scandal and raised awareness among millions of followers.
According to Change.org, the petition has gained so much support that it has become the most viral petition to date, gaining a signature every two seconds.
Add your signature here to demand justice.