Protesters are taking to the streets in various US cities to express anger over the killing of an unarmed civilian, George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota early this week.
Floyd, a black American man, died on Monday in Minneapolis after a police officer put his knee on his neck for nearly 10 minutes in an incident captured on camera.
The officer, Derek Chauvin, was arrested on Friday and charged with third-degree murder but this has done little to quell the unrest around the US.
A video showing protestors in the US chanting ‘haki yetu’—a popular Swahili slogan used during demonstrations in Kenya—has emerged on social media.
Kenyans are a rare breed.... 🤔
They have already taken "HAKI YETU!" to Minneapolis - United States of America pic.twitter.com/G4FgdLl6uP
— Thika Town Today - 3T (@ThikaTowntoday) May 31, 2020
In the clip, a man believed to be a Kenyan national living in the US, is heard telling a group of protestors that in Swahili they say ‘haki yetu’.
The man shouts, "We can say it in Swahili, we say haki yetu." The protestors repeat after him.
Mwakilishi.com could not immediately establish where and when the 24-second video was taken.