On Saturday, Greta Thunberg said that society protesting for Black Lives Matter reveals that they have reached a “tipping point”. The point at which injustices are ultimately addressed. Greta is a Swedish climate activist.
“It feels like we have passed some kind of social tipping point where people are starting to realise that we cannot keep looking away from these things,” the 17-year-old said in an interview with the BBC.
“We cannot keep sweeping these things under the carpet, these injustices.”
The spread of protests about anti-racism globally was followed by Greta’s interview. Anti-racism protests arose for killing a black man with the hands of a white policeman. The dead African-American black man, George Floyd was unarmed and yet killed by a white policeman.
A viral video sparked anger in the US over African-Americans treatments by the police. In the video, the dying black man was handcuffed, yet he had a white officer knelt on his neck for more than 5 minutes. The white officer of Minneapolis was later charged with third-degree murder.
The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research conducted a fresh poll which found that more than 50 per-cent Americans are in favour of this on-going protest. Americans are in hope of a positive change due to this protest.
Protestors in British overthrew the 17th-century slave traders’ statue. Church of England and the Bank of England apologised for Africans’ historic links to slavery.
Greta: “People Are Starting To Find Their Voice”
Moreover in Washington, a southern general’s statue was also overthrown and later set on fire by the protestors.
Thunberg said “people are starting to find their voice, to sort of understand that they can actually have an impact”.
She also described being stunned by the depth of US poverty she discovered while travelling with her father in an electric car they borrowed from the former California governor and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
“It was very shocking to hear people talk about that they can’t afford to put food on the table,” she further said.
More protests were scheduled for Saturday in London and the Scottish capital Edinburgh.