Help keep One Green Planet free and independent! Together we can ensure our platform remains a hub for empowering ideas committed to fighting for a sustainable, healthy, and compassionate world. Please support us in keeping our mission strong.
A Black Lives Matter activist was hospitalized after a Tampa police officer was seen on video kneeling on her neck.
On Wednesday night, Jae Passmore was leaving a Black Lives Matter demonstration in downtown Tampa when she was detained by the police.
In an Instagram video, Passmore was pinned to the ground by several officers as protesters scream to “get off her neck” and “get off of her like that.” Witnesses say the police officers emerged from unmarked vehicles and pulled Passmore to the ground.
Source: laralmao Instagram
Passmore’s attorney Gretchen Cothron told Newsweek that Passmore was being treated at a local hospital. Cothron added that the incident is “especially horrendous” since Passmore is still recovering from injuries after a pickup truck driver drove into her during a protest on June 21.
Passmore has been at the forefront at Black Lives Matter protests in Tampa in the months following the death of George Floyd, who was killed after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes.
Read our coverage of the fight for racial justice across the country and why racism and the killings of Black Americans is a public health crisis.
Sign this petition to demand racial and social justice!
For more Animal, Earth, Life, Vegan Food, Health, and Recipe content published daily, subscribe to the One Green Planet Newsletter! Lastly, being publicly-funded gives us a greater chance to continue providing you with high-quality content. Please consider supporting us by donating!