Global hacktivist group Anonymous have released a video demanding justice for the killing of George Floyd.
In a video message first posted to YouTube, the group address the Minneapolis Police department directly and condemn them for the horrific events that were captured on camera.
The message says, “Officers who kill people and commit other crimes need to be held accountable just like the rest of us. Otherwise, they will believe that they have a license to do whatever they want”.
They add, “People have had enough of this corruption and violence from an organization that promises to keep them safe. After the events of the past few years, many people are beginning to learn that you are not here to save us but rather you are here to oppress us and carry out the will of the criminal ruling class.”
“You are here to keep order for the people in control, not to provide safety for the people who are controlled. In fact, you are the very mechanism that elites use to continue their global system of oppression.”
“These officers must face criminal charges and officer Chauvin especially should face murder charges. Unfortunately, we do not trust your corrupt organization to carry out justice so will be exposing your many crimes to the world. We are legion. Expect us.”
See the full message below.
Shortly after the video was posted, social media users noticed that the website for the Minneapolis Police Department was down.
This isn’t the first time that Anonymous have aligned themselves with Black Lives Matter protests.
After the death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in 2014, the group leaked police recordings and the names of suspects.
They also took down the website for the Police Department behind the shooting.