The massive protests that have occurred over the past few days in the United States against the death of African-American George Floyd when he was arrested by police in Minneapolis have left the authorities feared an increase in COVID-19 infections in the country, the is already the most punished, covering almost 1.8 million cases and more than 100,000 deaths.
Those who raised concerns include Tim Walz, governor of Minnesota, the state in which Minneapolis is located, and where protests began to suffocate after Floyd’s death on May 25 after a white agent nailed him to the ground Knees around the neck.
In the images of the arrest that have traveled the world, you can hear Lloyd saying, “I can’t breathe.” The agent, identified as Derek Chauvin, was arrested on Friday and charged with third-degree murder. ABC News reported Monday that he had been transferred to a state prison in Oak Park Heights, Minnesota, and is scheduled to appear in court only next Monday.
“I am deeply concerned about this type of super-spread,” said Governor Walz. “We will see an increase in (cases of) COVID-19. It is inevitable,” he admitted, as reported by CNN.