The Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture in Ghana has on Friday held a wreath-laying ceremony in honour of George Floyd, the African-American who was murdered in Minneapolis a few days ago.
The ceremony was held on the forecourt of the Diaspora African Forum, Dubois Centre. Those who attended the ceremony were seen in black attire and red bands on their wrist.
A video which went viral a few days ago saw a police officer pin a black American man to the ground face down with his knee on his neck. The well-built man was heard saying “I can’t breathe” whiles gasping for air. Reports say George died few minutes after on his way to the hospital.
George’s death has sparked worldwide protests on the systematic racism black people endure.
The police officer, Chauvin together with three other officers who were on the scene have been charged with second-degree murder by a US court.