Death of Romany man knelt on by Czech police compared to that of George Floyd | Roma, Gypsies and Travellers | The Guardian

Video footage of a police officer kneeling on the neck of a Romany man who later died in an ambulance is being shared among Czechs on social media, leading many to compare his treatment to that of George Floyd.

The video, shot on 19 June, shows three police officers in Teplice, a town in the north of the Czech Republic, detaining a Romany man on the floor. As one officer holds the man’s feet, another appears to kneel on his neck, and a third tries to handcuff him. Voices of several Roma bystanders are heard in the video.

Source: Death of Romany man knelt on by Czech police compared to that of George Floyd | Roma, Gypsies and Travellers | The Guardian