Viral , Foto Demonstran Bertato Peta Indonesia di Philadelphia !!!
Beredar foto demonstran di Philadelphia, Amerika Serikat memiliki tato peta Indonesia di lengannya. Foto itu memperlihatkan demonstrasi berujung kerusuhan terkait pembunuhan terhadap George Flyod.
Ada 2 foto yang diunggah akun @rainsfordthegreat. Foto itu memperlihatkan demonstrasi berujung kerusuhan terkait pembunuhan terhadap George Flyod.
You might recognize me from several photos making the rounds on social media in the last several hours. If you know me personally, you will know that that what is represented there is quite unlike me. I initially began my day by going out for a daily bike ride, and I went through Center City, ending up at the protests. This helps explain why I was not covering my identity in the photos. At first, I simply wanted to document on my Instagram story what I was seeing for those who were at home. But, as the evening went on, I began to feel a combined anger from the murder of George Floyd and a feeling of energy in the face of national police injustice from the rioting welling up inside of me. Even today, I still feel the passion of hurt brought about by the racial injustice that is frequently directed towards people of color, myself included. This emotion runs deep. However, I now regret that my justified anger and impulse to not stay silent too quickly turned into movements to destroy property. Demonstrating is not the same thing as destruction. Thus, I would now like to apologize to the BLM movement as well as to the protestors who are legitimately exhibiting their disagreement with the present injustices we all have witnessed. Since one of my tattoos shows the islands of Indonesia (I am a naturalized US citizen, but I was born on the island of Java), I would also like to apologize to the Indonesian community in Philadelphia. Finally, to clarify, I must make it clear that, though I foolishly posted selfies holding sneakers up to my ear on my Instagram story, I did not loot them nor did I take any home with me. The streets were littered with clothing and shoes and I thought it would emphasize the amount of looting that was happening if I posed with them in this way. I now regret posting those photos. Once again, I apologize to all the communities that I have negatively affected and embarrassed. I am willing to take full responsibility for my actions. I have learned a great deal from this incident.
Tampak seorang demonstran memakai topi dan baju cokelat, Senin 1 Juni 2020. Di lengannya terdapat foto peta Indonesia. Diketahui, lokasi pengambilan foto tersebut di Philadelphia, Amerika Serikat.”
“Anda mungkin mengenali saya dari beberapa foto yang beredar di media sosial dalam beberapa jam terakhir. Jika Anda mengenal saya secara pribadi, Anda akan tahu bahwa apa yang diwakili di sana sangat berbeda dengan saya,” tulisnya dalam narasi foto tersebut.
Foto yang sama juga diunggah situs berita Inquirer, Jumat 30 Mei 2020 dengan judul "Peachful Philly protest over George Flyod's death give away to violence, looting, arrets."
Demonstrasi sempat diwarnai aksi penjarahan oleh pengunjuk rasa yang memprotes tindakan polisi, yang diduga menyebabkan tewasnya George Floyd, dan dipengaruhi sentimen rasisme.
Polisi berkulit putih menahan George Floyd di jalan sambil merebahkannya ke jalan dan menekan leher belakang pria dia dengan lutut.
Rekaman video menunjukkan George Floyd mengatakan kepada polisi bahwa dia kesulitan bernapas akibat tindakan polisi itu. Video yang menyebar itu dan tewasnya George Floyd kemudian memicu protes yang melebar ke berbagai kota di Amerika Serikat.