In the latest edition of David Lynch’s weather report series, the critically acclaimed filmmaker has shown his support for the current Black Lives Matter movement.
Revisiting his legendary weather reports that last ran in the mid-2000s, Lynch’s typically bizarre weather report series was sporadically posted to his official website with the last post arriving some ten years ago until he revived the project recently.
As hundreds of thousands line US streets amid passionate and emotional protests around the discussion of institutional racism and police brutality, Lynch has made his feelings known by sporting a sign in support of the movement which was sparked by the death of George Floyd.
George Floyd, an African-American man from Minnesota, was murdered by white Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin when knelt on Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds during an arrest. Floyd, who was handcuffed and lying face down on the road, was unresponsive for 2 minutes and 53 seconds while the officer held his knee down on his neck.
Three other arresting officers, Thomas K. Lane, Tou Thao, and J. Alexander Kueng, also held Floyd down for this period. The incident, caught both on local CCTV and by video recordings secured bystanders, showed Floyd repeatedly saying “I can’t breathe” while the officer held his knee on the back of his neck.
The death has sparked mass protests across the United States with all four officers involved being fired the next day. Chauvin, the white officer who held down his knee, has since been arrested and charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter.
See the video below and the sign that proudly states “Peace, Justice, No Fear”.