MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Face masks that were being sold on Amazon of George Floyd’s fatal arrest has since been taken down.
The masks depicted former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck.
The seller, Adsfghrehr on Amazon, has since removed the item and changed the masks to the text: “I can’t breathe”. The phrase has been used as a rallying cry by protesters in unrest following George Floyd’s death, with many choosing to wear face masks with the phrase printed on.
Floyd was killed May 25 in south Minneapolis, after a 911 call about a counterfeit $20 bill ended with Floyd’s death at the hands of four police officers, who have been fired from the MPD and all face criminal charges.
Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder, accusing him of causing Floyd’s death without intent. He was seen around the world with his knee on Floyd’s neck as he said, “I can’t breathe.”
Tou Thao, Thomas Lane and J Alexander Kueng have all been charged with aiding and abetting in the crime.
On Thursday, family, friends and community members gathered to remember and celebrate Floyd’s life.
Chauvin is scheduled to make his first court appearance on Monday.