The daughters of the 44th American President Barack Obama participated in the protests that were organized in the United States by the Black Lives Matter movement after the death of African American George Floyd. Obama said this in an interview with CNN, which was broadcast on Tuesday, June 8.
During the conversation, the former head of the White House said that he was always worried about the physical safety of his daughters Sasha and Malia. According to Obama, girls “have a subtle sense of good and evil.”
The former president is confident that his daughters and many of their peers are “interested not only in making a fuss,” but “in changing the system.” The girls are currently students.
On May 25, 2020, Floyd died in intensive care in the city of Minneapolis, after being severely detained by the police. He complained to the officers that he could not breathe. The death of a man caused massive protests and riots not only in the United States, but also in Europe.
In the summer of the same year, the US Democratic Party introduced a bill to Congress on massive police reform. The document proposes to limit the powers of the police to use force, prohibit suffocation, and allocate funds for independent investigations of police actions.
This year, on the anniversary of Floyd’s death on May 25, his family was received by US President Joe Biden. After the meeting, the relatives said that the meeting with the head of state went well. George’s brother called Biden “a genuine man who speaks with all his heart.”