Protesting During the Pandemic by Tatyana Rawlins
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While the protests may not be directly tied to Covid-19, the notion that Black Americans are fighting a war on multiple fronts is important to consider. Even more so, the fact that the wave of protests came during this Covid era makes it even more difficult, as even though many people would like to do everything in their power to push the movement forward, the necessity to keep oneself safe and healthy can interfere in many ways. [cit].
During the Covid-19 global pandemic, there was a global protest movement against police brutality and historic racism. On May 25,2020 George Floyd was murdered by Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin. George Floyd's death came after the killings of Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. This resulted in a protest as a reaction of anger, pain, and sadness. Although this protest is not directly tied to Covid 19, it still happened during that era. The standoff at CNN between the police officers and protesters grabbed the world's attention. People were protesting all over the world to show solidarity with U.S protesters. Many television channels were showing a black screen for 8 mins and 46 seconds, to show how long George Floyd was pinned to the ground with Chauvin's knee on his neck. There were a few changes made due to this protest, such as the removal and prohibiting display of confederate flags, film and television companies changed the casting of white voice actors for black characters to black voice actors and the removal of monuments and memorials that were associated with racial injustice.