Pop icon Madonna has reacted to the Floyd death with some extreme rhetoric including writing “F the police” and “no one should be allowed to carry a gun” until racism is overcome.
In her instagram rant, Madonna wrote:
Watching this Cop suffocate George Floyd with his knee on his neck, handcuffed and helpless, crying for his life with his face in the street is the most sickening, heartbreaking thing ive seen in a long time.
This Officer knew he was being filmed and murdered him with arrogance and Pride.
This has to stop!! Until we can over come Racism in America— no one should be allowed to carry a gun.
Most of all cops.
God Bless you George Floyd Im so sorry for you and your family. And all the senseless killings that have gone before you. Will it ever end? 🙏🏼 I pray to GOD it does one day.
Until then—F*ck The Police!
Yea I said it. Im not interested in being PC. Im interested in Justice.
@shaunking #georgefloyd #justice #guncontrol
Madonna’s comments come amid chaotic protests that have included looting, fires and even a death.
Per BBC, there have been clashes between police and protesters in Minneapolis after the death on Monday of an unarmed black man in police custody in the US city.
Police fired tear gas and protesters threw rocks and sprayed graffiti on police cars.
Video of the death shows George Floyd, 46, groaning “I can’t breathe” as a white policeman kneels on his neck.
Four police officers have been fired, with the mayor saying that being black “should not be a death sentence”.
Mayor Jacob Frey also called on prosecutors to file criminal charges against the policeman who was filmed holding Mr Floyd.
The incident echoes the case of Eric Garner, who was placed in a police chokehold in New York in 2014. His death became a rallying call against police brutality and was a driving force in the Black Lives Matter movement.
What happened at the protests?
They began in the afternoon on Tuesday, when hundreds of people came to the intersection where the incident had taken place on Monday evening.
Organisers tried to keep the protest peaceful and maintain coronavirus social distancing, with demonstrators chanting “I can’t breathe,” and “It could’ve been me”.
Protester Anita Murray told the Washington Post: “It’s scary to come down here in the middle of the pandemic, but how could I stay away?”
A crowd of hundreds later marched to the 3rd Precinct, where the officers involved in the death are thought to have worked.
Squad cars were sprayed with graffiti and protesters threw stones at the police building. Police fired tear gas, flash grenades and foam projectiles.
One protester told CBS: “It’s real ugly. The police have to understand that this is the climate they have created.”