Spike Lee Shares Video Mixing “Do the Right Thing” With Footage From George Floyd, Eric Garner Killings

In the wake of nationwide protests over the homicide of George Floyd, Spike Lee has shared a robust quick video to social media that splices collectively footage from his 1989 basic Do the Right Thing with footage of the killings of Floyd and Eric Garner by cops.

The minute-and-a-half video is titled “3 Brothers,” and it poses the query “Will history stop repeating itself?” earlier than leaping between the 2014 mobile phone video of Eric Garner being put in a lethal chokehold by the NYPD, the riot scene from Do the Right Thing by which Radio Raheem (performed by Bill Nunn) is put in an analogous chokehold, and the current footage of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin suffocating George Floyd by putting his knee on his neck.

The director additionally appeared on CNN to debate the clip and the protests with Don Lemon.

“What we’re seeing today is not new,” Lee mentioned. “We’ve seen this again and again and again, and people are asking the same questions: ‘Why are people rioting? Why are people doing this?’ Because people are fed up and people are tired of the debasing, the killing of black bodies. That’s what this country is built upon.”

“I would just like to say this: this stuff is diverse,” he added, referring to the nationwide protests. “I’m seeing a whole lot of white, young people out there who are joining with us in this show of displeasure with this country.”

picture:Spike Lee attends 2017 American Black Film Festival.Aaron Davidson/WireImage

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