WILLEMSTAD – Under the name ‘Curaçao Can’t Breath’, a small group of young individuals protested racism on Wednesday on the Brionplein in Curaçao.
‘I can’t breathe’ were the last words of the black American George Floyd. The 46 year old man lost his life on Wednesday the 25th of May due to police brutality in the state of Minnesota. His death has led to massive protests against racism and police brutality in America and the rest of the rest of the world.
Equal rights and treatment
Thousands of people took to the streets in the Netherlands, in cities such as Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam to protest racism. The same happened on Curaçao on Wednesday when a small group of young individuals protested in the center of Willemstad.
The goal of the group is to seek attention for equality and equal rights. “The time has come to stand up for ourselves”, says organizer Brenton Balentien.