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Franklin Graham responds to George Floyd’s death

Minneapolis is aflame as protestors express their outrage over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was arrested and then died, as a result of a police officer putting his knee on Floyd’s neck as he lay on the ground handcuffed. The disturbing incident was videoed by several people.

Though the protests turned violent, many of the protestors were peacefully expressing their outrage over what happened.

Christian Post provided a breakdown of Floyd’s final minutes:

“I can’t breathe. My face,” he responded as the officer kept pressing into his neck and asked him, “What do you want?”

“I can’t breathe. Your knee’s in my neck. I can’t breathe, sh*t,” he said.

Floyd cried for his mother in desperation as his pleas to the officer went unheeded.

“Mama! Mama!” he cried.

Floyd then tells the officer pinning him down that he was feeling pain everywhere.

“My stomach hurt. My neck hurt. Everything hurts,” he said.

Floyd was soon begging for water.

“Water or something. Please. Please,” he said.

About a minute-and-a-half into the video, a female bystander remarked that Floyd’s nose is bleeding. A male onlooker begged the officer to remove his knee from Floyd’s neck and tries to reason with him.

“He’s human bro,” he said.

Floyd continued to scream, “I cannot breathe.”

About four minutes into the video, Floyd’s cries began to taper off. His movement on the ground became mild twitches. He gasps for air. He eventually stopped twitching. His body is motionless after just over four minutes.

Franklin Graham tweeted his response:

This makes me sick to my stomach. What took place yesterday on a Minneapolis street, by the @MinneapolisPD should deeply concern each & every American. It’s inexcusable. To watch a police officer kill an unarmed black man is so disturbing. 1/3

— Franklin Graham (@Franklin_Graham) May 28, 2020

Police are not judge & jury. These officers will stand before God & the authorities on this earth for what they did.
Thankfully, this isn’t the story of every police department. Most law enforcement are servants who put their lives on the line to protect their communities. 2/3

— Franklin Graham (@Franklin_Graham) May 28, 2020

Pray for George Floyd’s family, loved ones, and friends, that God will put His loving arms around them and comfort them during this tragedy. 3/3

— Franklin Graham (@Franklin_Graham) May 28, 2020

READ: Minneapolis Protests Turn Violent Over Death of George Floyd, Franklin Graham Joins Calls for Justice

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