The horrendous murder of an innocent man just because of his skin color has sparked global outrage against the Minneapolis Police Department as well as the entire system of law and order. George Floyd was a peace-activist, working for the betterment of the society, murdered by the same poison he was working against.
Read In Detail About The Incident: George Floyd: Innocent Black Man Killed By Police In Minneapolis
However, this saddening event has led to a series of consequences. Citizens of Minneapolis including the black community have taken up the way of violence to scream out for justice. People are on the streets, thrashing, burning and breaking infrastructure and businesses – claiming “enough is enough”.
Such actions of violence are ironically, against the law, which is why the people who are breaking and damaging private property and businesses in these protests are to be arrested. However, a very interesting and healthy news has come by on behalf of the labor association of Minneapolis. Bus drivers have refused to carry police personnel and the protesters to jails or police stations in an attempt to support protesters in their cause.
Statement By The Bus Drivers
Bus drivers in Minneapolis have collectively signed a petition in which they have agreed to show solidarity to George Floyd and the protesters by not providing services of any extent to the police force of the state.
On Thursday evening, many drivers on their stations privately refused to drive buses and carry the arrested protesters to jails or police stations. They are employing every tool they can, and willing to do anything they can, to make sure that they are not helping or making things easier for the Minneapolis Police Department.
It is being estimated that more than 400 union workers including nurses, hotel workers, teachers, postal workers and bus drivers have signed the petition to hamper all their services for the state police department for what heinous crime it has committed.
Minneapolis Police Department is ill-famed for its very old history of racist actions, unjust killings, invalid damage and sabotage. The common man has had enough and is out now to take law in his own hands. This might be the time the world sees a fruitful revolution that puts the demons of violence and racism to silence.