The death of George Floyd at the hands of Minnesota police officers has more than gripped the nation. It’s caused an international outcry.
Despite audible pleas from Floyd for arresting officer Derek Chauvin to take his pressed knee off his neck, the unarmed Black man was subject to seven minutes of pressure and died shortly after.
The shocking incident has caused for an outpouring of emotion in the form of protests, petitions, and even looting; with the consistent sentiment being frustration at the racial injustice experienced by Black people.
It’s a feeling that looks set to intensify. For, fresh footage – allegedly of Floyd’s arrest – appears to add a new layer of shocking to the moments before the kneeling encounter that initially went viral.