Silver 2021 / Editorial / Political

'Tears For George Floyd'

  • Prizes
    Silver in Editorial/Political
  • Photographer
    Brian Cassey

American citizen Hermela Bealfan sheds tears as she lies prostrate for 8 minutes and 46 seconds - the time it took for a police officer to kill US black man George Floyd by kneeling on his neck. Hermela - a US citizen with Covid-19 mask - was letting her feelings known at the ‘Black Lives Matter’ protest in Cairns, Australia. Floyds death at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer sparked massive demonstrations World wide. The Cairns event also highlighted the hideous numbers of Australian indigenous ‘deaths in custody’ … 432 since 1991.