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Ayesha Curry blasts Trump after President calls Minneapolis protesters ‘THUGS’


© Cary Edmondson | 2018 Mar 23


It’s been a dark week for America. As the country and world at large continues to adjust to life during the coronavirus pandemic, the disturbing phenomenon of white police officers killing unarmed black men reached a breaking point.

Earlier this week a graphic video was released on social media showing George Floyd, a 46-year-old African American man, pleading for his life as officer Derek Chauvin shoved his knee into the back of Floyd’s neck, pinning him to the ground. Floyd was unarmed, became unresponsive, and died a short time later at a Minneapolis hospital.

Although Chauvin and the three other arresting officers were fired, arrests were not made until Chauvin was reportedly taken into custody on Friday morning. That was too late. On Thursday evening, protests in Minneapolis reached a fever pitch, when protesters lit fire to the Third Precinct building and several others.

This led President Trump to tweet that “THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd” and he would order the army to shoot unarmed protestors if the looting continues. The tweet was flagged by Twitter but left up because “it may be in the public’s interest for the Tweet to remain accessible.”

Ayesha Curry was just one of many to react with horror at the president’s comments, calling him “disgusting” in a series of responses.

She also posted about the protests on her Instagram.

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Growing up @jamaicanglamma always said “who cyaah hear muss feel” (who can’t hear must feel). I knew what she was saying but the words didn’t resonate as much as they do right now. How much more is it going to take to value, hear, listen, understand, appreciate and uphold black lives without people inevitably having to take some sort of action?! It’s sickening. Past the point of trying to talk it out (it’s been centuries)… my heart is heavy and praying for the family of #georgefloyd and families of the thousands of other #blacklives lost because of senseless barbaric acts that have occurred and reprehensibly continue to. I can’t wrap my head around what is supposed to be our leadership amongst other things. The fact that his actions and words don’t surprise us appalls me on the daily. Saying a prayer for humanity today and always. Hoping for change. 😔

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