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White teens start ‘George Floyd challenge’ mocking his death


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The death of George Floyd, despite sparking outrage and protests across the world has become a thing of joke to some.

Some white teens have created a challenge in which they mock the death of the otherwise unarmed black American.

Floyd died on Memorial Day after now-former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin placed a knee on his neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds.

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The country has been beset with nationwide protests with marchers from all backgrounds, but some teens on social media have been making fun of the 46-year-old’s final moments.

The teens, who are mostly white and male, step on the necks of another person, film it and post it to social media as the “George Floyd challenge.”

“Racists are now doing the George Floyd “challenge.” This is what we’re up against, folks. It’s a privilege to make sarcasm about racism instead of experiencing it your whole life,” Mohamad Safa, Permanent Representative at United Nations, tweeted.

While most of the images featured males, girls were also active participants in the gruesome challenge.

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In one clip, a girl has her knee on her neck on another who screams that she can’t breathe, a play on Floyd’s last words.

The clip continued with laughter and someone cheering them on off-camera.

The seniors were set to attend the University of Missouri and Missouri State University in the fall, however, they have now withdrawn since their actions went viral.

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See some photos below:

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