Pilot flies plane to draw fist mid-air as tribute to George Floyd

Pilot flies plane to draw fist mid-air as tribute to George Floyd

- Dimitri Neonakis, a pilot in Canada, has flown a path in the shape of a fist to show support to protests calling for justice on George Floyd's death

- The pilot said that the fist symbol is one that he so much loves and respects as he called for a total end to racism

- On Thursday, June 4, the artsy path went on for two and half hours at the speed of 150 miles per hour

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A pilot in Canada, Dimitri Neonakis, has taken to the skies to show solidarity with the ongoing protests of the death of Goerge Floyd and other black Americans at the hands of police.

On Thursday, June 4, the pilot flew a path to form the shape of a raise first, a symbol synonymous with the Black Lives Matter, USA Today reports.

In a Facebook post, Dimitri said that “the shape of” the “movement symbol” is one which he “respects and supports” as he dedicated the flight to Gorge Floyd.

According to PerFlightAware, the air show went on for about two-and-a-half hours at about 150 miles per hour.

It should be noted that this is not the first time the pilot will be flying a path for art and social significance. Earlier in the year, he did the same thing for his daughter’s friend, a cancer survivor.

Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za earlier reported that the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, also lent her voice to the killing of George Floyd in the US in a new video.

She said that she initially feared that if she spoke, people would pick her words apart. The Duchess added that she then realised that “the only wrong thing to say is to say nothing”.

“…And I wasn’t sure what I could say to you. I wanted to say the right thing and I was really nervous that I wouldn’t or that it would get picked apart,” she said during the video message.

In a very emotional moment, she listed the names of those who had also suffered the same fate in the hands of policemen in America.

“George Floyd’s life mattered and Breonna Taylor’s life mattered. And Philando Castile’s life mattered and Tamir Rice’s life mattered,” she said.

Markle also said that everyone who had died that way “whose names we know” and “do not know” also mattered.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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