Four Minneapolis police officers have been fired following the death of an African-American man, George Floyd in a viral police brutality video.
The video captured the moment one of the police officers kneeling on the neck of George while handcuffed in midwestern US city.
Protesters, many wearing face masks because of the coronavirus outbreak, held signs saying “Justice for George Floyd” and “Black Lives Matter” during a rally near the scene of Monday’s death.
In the video filmed by a bystander, a shirtless Floyd — thought to be in his 40s — is pinned on the ground by a white Minneapolis officer who kneels on his neck for more than five minutes.
“Your knee in my neck. I can’t breathe… Mama. Mama,” Floyd pleaded.
Floyd slowly grew silent and motionless, unable to move even as the officers taunted him to “get up and get in the car.”
He was taken to hospital where he was later declared dead.
Watch the video below:
Police brutality on Black people — African-Americans — remains a common trend in the United States of America and is yet to be addressed as many black people remain to live in fear.