Laughing teenagers mock death of George Floyd in US in sick Snapchat photo – The Sun

LAUGHING Brit teens have mocked the death of George Floyd in the US in a sick Snapchat photo.

The post showed one of the yobs kneeling on his friend's neck in the same way a police officer was filmed before the 46-year-old Floyd died in Minneapolis.

Both teens could be seen laughing at the camera in the post captioned: "Police brutality".

The sickening photo was shared on the Warwick University freshers Facebook page where the trio were slammed for mocking Floyd's death.

It was originally reported the louts, aged between 18 and 19, were due to start the university this year, but the claim has been quashed by a school pal.

One student said: “Honestly when I first saw it I wasn’t that shocked. We’ve seen so much racial prejudice but it’s not a shock because we see this so much.

“Everyone is rightly enraged by this. I think these guys should be known and their employers should be known and take whatever action they see fit.

“It is a criminal offence in my view because they are making a mockery of a guy losing his life. These guys will get a second chance but George Floyd won't.

“Imagine being so bold as to post this on your Snapchat and not get anything back – these people need to be named and shamed.”


The trio are understood to be from Gateshead and are said to have attended Cardinal Hume Catholic School.

One ex-classmate blasted the boys for the disgusting post and called them "sick pranksters".

She added: "They were very laddy. They were quite outrageous.

"I thought the guy who took the photo had his head screwed on a bit more but obviously not because he shared it on social media."

A University of Warwick told Sun Online: “None of the individuals involved with an offensive photograph circulated yesterday are connected to the University, as was falsely alleged, nor would they be welcomed.

“Such behaviour goes against the University’s principles which emphasise treating others with respect.”

said they were looking into the allegations "as a matter of urgency" after the post went viral with thousands of shares.

Floyd was seen handcuffed on the ground as police officer Derek Chauvin, 44, knelt on his neck in Minneapolis earlier this week.

Shocking video of him pinned down, which has gone viral, shows Floyd begging for air saying, "please, I can't breathe" and "don't kill me".


Protests have since flared up across the US, with the movement against police brutality going global.

Minneapolis has issued a curfew starting at 8pm Friday in response to heated protests that have taken across the city.

Violence has erupted elsewhere in the US – with a 19-year-old man killed after shots were fired into a crowd during protests in Detroit on Friday night.

In Oakland, California, where 8,000 protesters took to the streets, two Federal Protective Service officers suffered gunshot wounds, CNN reported. One died from his injury.

Meanwhile the White House was briefly locked down yesterday as protesters faced off with the US Secret Service and burned American flags while chanting "No justice, no peace".

Protests are also taking place across the UK in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

Criminal charges were filed on Friday against fired police officer Derek Chauvin, 44.

Chauvin faces up to 35 years in prison for over his "inherently dangerous" actions during the tragedy.

His attorney, Tom Kelly, declined to comment about the allegations against his client, who remains jailed with his first court appearance yet to be scheduled.

A preliminary autopsy did not find evidence of "traumatic asphyxia or strangulation" and found Floyd may have died from being restrained as well as from underlying health conditions.

His family have now called in an independent forensic pathologist, Dr Michael Baden, to conduct his own autopsy, calling the official report "an illusion".

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