Store Owner Who Called Cops On George Floyd Speaks Out

Mural of George Floyd
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Rest in peace, George Floyd.

46-year-old, George Floyd, was arrested outside of Cup Foods  store on Chicago Avenue and 38th Street in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He allegedly tried to buy a pack of cigarettes with a counterfeit $20 bill, which ultimately led to the brutal and unjust killing of him. The store owner who called the police, Mahmoud Abumayyaleh, wrote a lengthy Facebook message speaking out about Mr. Floyd’s murder.

“We are deeply saddened and outraged by what happened to George Floyd in front of our store,” wrote Mahmoud Abumayyaleh. “There is no justification for the use of reckless force displayed by the police that murdered George Floyd. We support this protest and share in their anger.”

He continued, “by simply following procedure we are putting our communities in danger. Until the police stop killing innocent people, we will handle incidents like this one using non-violent tactics that do not involve police,” he wrote. “We must stand together to fight against institutional racism.”

Read his full post below.