NBA great Dennis Rodman called for an end to looting in response to the death of George Floyd, telling his social media followers Sunday that “we’re human beings, not f–king animals.”
Businesses all over the country were ravaged over the weekend as protests continued to escalate after Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, was killed in Minneapolis last week by a white police officer.
“I think someone needs to come out and say, ‘Hey, guys, why are we looting? Why are we stealing? Why are we creating more issues, more problems?” the 59-year-old Rodman said in an Instagram video, titled “Rest in Power George Floyd.” “This is a bad, bad situation. But the fact that you’re gonna protest, protest in the right way. You don’t have to go and burn down things, steal things, burn things and stuff like that.”
Officer Derek Chauvin, 44, was charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter after he pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck during an arrest. Floyd, who died soon after, had been suspected of spending a counterfeit $20 bill.