Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jun 11, 2020 / 15:00 pm
The Georgia state coordinator for Democrats for Life of America has called for renewed solidarity in the pro-life cause, following the death of George Floyd.
Rev. Harriet Bradley said Wednesday that national and international protests over Floyd's death in recent weeks have the power to effect global change.
In video footage of Floyd's May 25 arrest, an officer with the Minneapolis Police Department can be seen kneeling on his neck for several minutes after he was taken into custody. Floyd could be heard saying "I can't breathe" several times. He died soon after. The arresting officers have now been charged over Floyd's killing, which sparked mass demonstrations against racism and police brutality in cities in the U.S. and abroad.
Bradley, an African-American woman and a minister at the Vinings Worshp Center who lives in Gwinnet County, Georgia, said that watching the footage of Floyd's death "really shook me to my core," as she too had suffered through instances of racial profiling.