George Floyd death: Tweet showing difference between Michigan and Minneapolis protests goes viral

Andrew Naughtie, Louise Hall

A tweet highlighting the difference between two protests across America has gone viral in light of protests in Minneapolis after a black man, George Floyd, died following his arrest.

The post on twitter, which has more than 5,000 likes and 2,700 retweets shows the disparity in the atmosphere and treatment of protestors at the two demonstrations.

In one photo from the stay-at-home protests in Michigan, a white man can be seen screaming into the faces of two police officers without reaction from the authorities.

In another from Minneapolis, a Black Lives Matter protest is surrounded by a line of officers in riot gear deploying tear gas.

The photo of the Michigan protester went viral earlier this month when anti-lockdown campaigners descending on statehouses in Virginia, Michigan and Washington state with firearms to demand governors relax stay-at-home orders.

“These officers (involved in George's arrest) need to be arrested right now ... and held accountable about everything because these people want justice right now."

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May 27, 2020

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