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Alabama players voice frustrations as protests continue over death of George Floyd

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Civil unrest has ensued as protests across the nation have begun in support of George Floyd, who recently died in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Floyd, who was arrested on May 25, 2020, was handcuffed and while on the ground, his neck was pressed against the pavement by officer, Derek Chauvin, which contributed to his death as Floyd repeatedly told the officer, “I can’t breathe.”

The death of Floyd, a black man, has sparked outrage among Americans who believe his death is unjust and seek answers from politicians who many feel have allowed police brutality to go unpunished over the years.

For several days, cities across the United States have organized peaceful protests, which in turn have gone violent as looting and riots have broken out, causing police forces to use rubber bullets and tear gas to ward off mass destruction.

Many celebrities, entertainers, and athletes have spoken out publicly, and even some Alabama football players have showcased their pain and concern over what has transpired.

A couple Tide alums weighed in on the topic as well.

With Alabama’s roster consisting of approximately 70 percent black, it is surmisable many are feeling the effects based on what is being shown on a continual basis with non-stop media coverage.

While the country continues to mourn the loss of Floyd, one can only hope humanity is restored.

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