English Lewis Hamilton, seven times champion of the F1, spoke on social networks about the sentence to the police Derek chauvin, who was found guilty of the death of George floyd happened in Minneapolis last year.
“Justice for George! The emotions I feel right now are difficult to describe. Derek Chauvin has been found guilty. This is the first time a white officer has been convicted of killing a black man in Minnesota. This is monumental, George's death was not in vain ”, said the pilot of Mercedes, one of the greatest defenders of the movement Black Lives Matter which took hold after Floyd's death.
“This trial was an opportunity for the court system to hold Derek Chauvin accountable for his actions when he took the life of George Floyd. Now we can breathe a collective sigh of relief because the right decision has been made and justice has been done ”, added Hamilton in a thread in Twitter.
“The result of is a dismal victory for George and his family, but it shows that our efforts to promote justice are not in vain. Black voices have been heard and action is happening. When we stick together, we can make a difference "stated the runner
“But this is only one step on the way to a more egalitarian society. Since George's death, many other black people have been killed by the police and we must ensure that today's momentum continues. The fight is not over and there is more to do ”, the British pointed out.
Finally, he assured: “My thoughts and prayers are with George's family. I hope they feel at peace with this result ”.