Porsha Williams Hits The Streets Of Atlanta To Protest Justice For George Floyd: We Are NOT Okay
“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Porsha Williams has joined thousands of others across the nation who have participated in recent protests surrounding the police-involved death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The bystander video that surfaced this week showing 46-year-old George Floyd, a black man, being held to the ground by the knee of former police officer Derek Chauvin, a white man, for over eight minutes has sparked nationwide outrage and a call for action.
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The Minneapolis Police murdered this brother. ? ? This man, who, like Eric Garner, yelled out over and over and over again that HE COULD NOT BREATHE, was CLEARLY in distress. ? ? He is in handcuffs. ? On his belly. ? ? That already makes it hard for people to breathe. ? ? Then, for minutes and minutes on end, the officer keeps his KNEE on this man's neck – literally choking the life out of him. ? ? The people BEGGED for them to let up. BEGGED. ? ? Not that it would matter, but this man wasn't wanted for a violent crime.? ? A grocery store thought he was signing a bad check. ? ? Yeah, really. A bad fucking check. ? ? Show me the white man that has ever been confronted and killed over this. ? ? People are hurting. People are out of work. ? ? I am so utterly disgusted and heartbroken that we live in a nation, in a time, where this keeps happening over and over again. ? ? Our team @GrassrootsLaw is going to fight for justice here and we won't let up until we get it. ? ? But here's the truth – JUSTICE would be this man this being alive right now. We are tired. We are angry. They are already LYING and saying they noticed he "went into distress." No, YOU PUT HIM IN DISTRESS and KEPT HIM IN DISTRESS. ? ? And this shit has to end. Call the Mayor, Jacob Frey @ (612) 673-2100 and let him know he needs to speedily fire these officers and call the DA @ 612-348-5550. That's Mike Freeman. Let him know he needs to file charges immediately. Follow @GrassrootsLaw.
Porsha Williams, sister Lauren Williams, and her friend Shamea Morton donned masks and held signs while rallying for justice in the streets of Atlanta Friday afternoon (May 30th).
Porsha Williams, the granddaughter of civil rights leader and friend of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Hosea Williams, shared with CNN why she was participating in the “Stop Killing Us” March:
I’m just like anybody else. I may be young but I am here to be a voice for the voiceless. What is going on in black America is not okay. We are not okay. We just wanna live and I am out here today to make sure that everybody understands that black lives matter. We want justice for George Floyd’s family.”
She said that while Chauvin has been arrested, that’s only the first step.
I know one cop has been arrested. We would like the other cops to be arrested and charged with murder and we are gonna protest until it is done. We’re sitting out here for anybody, any family who has suffered from police brutality. We are done. We’re tired and we are not gonna take it anymore. We’re not gonna sit at home. We’re going to march. We’re gonna lift our voice and we are gonna be heard.
Thet trio proudly marched together alongside other protestors through the streets of Atlanta in a large demonstration for justice. The gathering later turned violent with the looting of stores, vandalism, and police cars being set on fire.
According to posts on Porsha‘s Instagram, you can see people of various races marching together, holding signs, and chanting “Black Lives Matter” and “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot.”
Porsha also went live on Instagram to talk about how watching the video of George Floyd’s detainment and subsequent death made her feel “traumatized” and Derek Chauvin’s police record:
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