George Floyd Protests: Pink's attempt to highlight Biden's protest 'photo op' and slam Donald Trump backfires
As people continued protesting against the unfair killing of George Floyd in the hands of former cop Derek Chauvin, the President has taken refuge in a bunker to protect himself against the raging protesters. On Friday night, the President was escorted to a secret bunker in the White House to keep him safely away from the angry protesters who gathered outside the President's residence and began tugging at police barricades stationed outside and pelting stones. Trump spent nearly an hour in the bunker, which was designed for use in emergencies like terrorist attacks.
Pop star Pink decided to take a dig at the President by posting a picture of presidential candidate Joe Biden at one of the protests on her Instagram page. The presidential candidate can be seen interacting with a protester in the picture. The 'True Love' singer captioned the picture as "While Trump was hiding in a bunker, Joe Biden was protesting." She reposted the picture from Alyssa Milano.
The pop star's many followers and fans immediately began commenting on the picture. Several fans called out Biden for having a 'photoshoot' in the midst of a protest and criticizing him. A fan commented on the picture, "He probably didn’t even know where he was with his dementia. Staged photo op ." Another fan shared, "He didn't know what he was protesting." "You mean campaigning," wrote another fan. "So glad he took advantage to have a photoshoot during these times of unrest! WTF??", expressed another angry fan.
George Floyd, an African-American from Minnesota, died on May 25, after he was handcuffed and made to lie face down on the street while Derek Chauvin, a white police officer knelt on his neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. Despite Floyd complaining of pain and difficulty in breathing, Chauvin refused to get off Floyd's neck. He was later rushed to the hospital, where doctors tried to resuscitate him for an hour before declaring him dead.
Following Floyd's death, people have been protesting against police brutality and unfair killing of African-Americans while highlighting the Black Lives Matter movement across the country. In several states, the protests have taken a violent turn with many angry protesters looting stores and setting things on fire.