The former football star Colin Kaepernick, who no longer played in the NFL for three years, and his movement for a boycott of the us anthem, argued Thursday with demonstrators asking for justice after the death of a black man at the hands of the police.
“When civility leads to the death, the revolt is the only logical response,” wrote Kaepernick, 32 years old, on his Twitter account.
“The calls for peace will rain, and when this is the case, they will fall on deaf ears, because your violence has caused this resistance. We have the right to retaliate ! Rest in peace George Floyd “, he also tweeted.
Since Monday, the tension has risen steadily in the United States after the death in Minneapolis of this African-American 46-year-old, arrested by the police who suspected him of having wanted to sell a fake note of 20 dollars.
During the intervention, he was tackled to the ground by an officer who has kept his knee on her neck for long minutes. “I can’t breathe “, the we hear on a recording of the scene.
The four police officers involved in the arrest of Floyd have been fired, but no charges have yet been held. This that fuels the anger.
Violent clashes have products in Minneapolis, between demonstrators and the forces of order, these last nights. In Los Angeles, protesters blocked briefly Wednesday, a highway and shattered the windows of two police vehicles.
In addition to Kaepernick, the black-listed by the NFL as early as the end of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers, to be kneeling down several times during the us anthem in protest against the police violence done to the Blacks, other renowned sports have expressed their outrage.
“That’s… why “, wrote Wednesday on Instagram, the superstar of the NBA, LeBron James, in a photo montage showing a side of the white policeman kneeling on the neck of Floyd and the other Kaepernick, knee to the ground before an NFL game.
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“You understand now !! ?? !! ?? Or is it still blur? “, added the player of the Lakers.
The coach of the Golden State Warriors, Steve Kerr, has also protested : “This is a murder. Sickening. Seriously, what is wrong with us ???? “
Finally, the legend of the Lakers, Magic Johnson, condemned the ” assassination “. “How many times must we see of black men killed on national television? This lasts for too long “.