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Americans have had enough of system 'putting knees on our necks,' Blues star Toronzo Cannon tells RT amid nationwide riots

Added 06-01-20 04:37:02am EST - “People are out on the streets because they feel unheard and sidelined by those running the country, Blues musician Toronzo Cannon told RT, as nationwide protests rage after George Floyd's death at the hands of police.” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “Americans have had enough of system 'putting knees on our necks,' Blues star Toronzo Cannon tells RT amid nationwide riots”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

"The people just had enough, they feel that no one cares," Cannon, an electric blues guitarist, and songwriter, insisted.

He said rioters come from depressed neighborhoods, "they're economically deprived," which implies that protest is "the only way to lash out at the system."

It's like you're going to keep me low… basically, the system is putting their knee on our necks.

Protests and marches against police brutality quickly evolved into violent riots and acts of looting this week, leaving retail and luxury stores robbed and vandalized all across the US.

Cannon, a Chicago native, said that while he doesn't condone "breaking in the stores that has nothing to do with the death of Mr Floyd," he understands the roots of street anger.

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