‘Stunning capture, heartbreaking narrative’: Netizens react after woman takes a knee during US protests

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi |

Published: May 31, 2020 6:05:34 pm





Since being shared online, the picture has gone viral on social media and prompted many reactions online. (Source: Twitter)

As protests in the United States continue to escalate following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, a picture of a protester taking a knee has gone viral on social media. The photograph was clicked by Dai Sugano during the San Jose protest on Friday.

The protests erupted after Floyd, a 46-year-old African American, died while being restrained by the police. A video of the incident showed the police officer kneeling on Floyd’s neck as he struggled to breathe. “A protester takes a knee during a #SanJose protest on Friday after #GeorgeFloyd’s death in #Minneapolis,” tweeted Sugano while sharing the picture.

Following his death, Derek Chauvin — the officer who pinned Floyd — has been charged with third-degree murder and four policemen have been fired.

Since being shared online, the picture has gone viral on social media and prompted a flurry of reactions. “Such a powerful, iconic image,” wrote a user. “This amazing photograph captures so much about the time in which we live,” another tweeted.

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