Tuesday 7 July, 2020

WATCH: Reggae singer leads George Floyd protest locally

Reggae singer Nature Ellis (centre) leads a group of demonstrators along Constant Spring Road  in protest against the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, by police in the United States.

Reggae singer Nature Ellis (centre) leads a group of demonstrators along Constant Spring Road in protest against the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, by police in the United States.

Reggae artiste Nature Ellis led a group of demonstrators along Constant Spring Road in St Andrew on Thursday to express solidarity with protests in the United States against last week's killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, by police in Minneapolis.

According to Nature, while Floyd was killed in America, the incident was representative of injustice against black people across the world including Jamaica.

“Throughout history, it’s silence of justice that causes all these foolishness to prevail,” Nature said.

George Floyd died on May 25 after he was arrested outside a shop in Minneapolis.

Footage of the arrest shows a white police officer kneeling on his neck while he was handcuffed and pinned to the floor.

His death sparked widespread unrest throughout the United States.

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