The former US president believes that his daughters and many of their peers “are interested not just in making a fuss,” but “changing the system.”
The daughters of the 44th American President Barack Obama took part in the protests organized in the United States by the Black Lives Matter movement. Obama said this in an interview with CNN, which was shown on Monday.
Obama, speaking about the participation of his daughters in the protests, said: “I always worry about their physical safety, that’s the nature of fatherhood.” According to the ex-president, Sasha and Malia “have a subtle sense of good and evil.” Obama expressed confidence that his daughters and many of their peers “are interested not just in making a fuss,” but in “changing the system.” Sasha and Malia are currently students.
In April of this year, a jury in Minneapolis issued a guilty verdict in the case of former police officer Derek Chauvin, who used a chokehold when detaining Floyd. Chauvin was found guilty of the manslaughter of an African-American man. The sentence of the ex-policeman is expected to be announced later this month. Mass demonstrations against the infringement of the rights of blacks took place in the United States after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis (Minnesota) in May 2020. The police used a chokehold when arresting an African-American man. He died in hospital shortly afterward. The demonstrations were accompanied by clashes with the police, numerous cases of looting and vandalism.