Twitter

'Am I next?' Tennis sensation Coco Gauff concerned after George Floyd's death - Watch

Coco voices her support towards outrage across the country which started after the death of an unarmed black man in Minneapolis.

Latest News
article-main
FacebookTwitterWhatsappLinkedin

Teenage tennis sensation Coco Gauff has expressed her thoughts on the recent killings of African-Americans in the United States.

Coco voices her support towards outrage across the country which started after the death of an unarmed black man in Minneapolis.

Derek Chauvin, Minneapolis police officer, was charged with murder in the death of 46-year-old George Floyd after a video clip of the officer kneeling on Floyd's neck generated a wave of protests across the nation.

Gauff, who is an African-American as well, released a video on Twitter and said she would always use her platform to help make the world a better place while calling for action from others.

The 16-year-old's video includes a photograph of Trayvon Martin, a black teenager whose death sparked the "Black Lives Matter" movement.

HERE IS THE VIDEO:

Soon after Floyd's death in police custody on Monday, the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul erupted in massive protests. 

Protesters also torched the 3rd Precinct station, the focus of many of the protests, which was abandoned before the angry crowd surrounded the building. 

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey made his first public appearance of the night at City Hall near 2 am Friday and said the precinct was evacuated as it had become too dangerous for officers there.

Find your daily dose of news & explainers in your WhatsApp. Stay updated, Stay informed-  Follow DNA on WhatsApp.

Live tv