Governor Phil Scott has declared that May 25 will be remembered as “George Floyd Remembrance Day” in the state of Vermont. Scott made the move official with a proclamation that was signed and released to the public earlier today.
“One year ago today, George Floyd, an African American man, was murdered by a police officer. His death under the knee of someone charged with protecting all citizens, and caught on video for all to see, was a terrible tragedy — one that sparked grief and outrage around the country,” Scott stated.
“Importantly, it also inspired a national reckoning on racial justice and equity and the role we all play to address these issues, as well as reforms to modernize law enforcement and address racism across government systems.”
The proclamation comes as the nation remembers the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s death at the hands of convicted murderer Derek Chauvin. This week, demonstrations are set to take place in New York, Houston, Milwaukee and several other major cities. George Floyd’s family is also set to meet with Rep. Nancy Pelosi and President Joe Biden later today.
Governor Phil Scott has just signed a proclamation designating today, May 25, 2021, as George Floyd Remembrance Day in #Vermont. We will have more details about this and his statement, coming up on @WVNYWFFF @GovPhilScott
— Brittany Wier (@BrittanyWier) May 25, 2021