The Amish Protest was a surprise to all. Peaceful Christians came together to protest against racism after the death of George Floyd. Racism has long been an issue in various parts of the United States. Black people of the country have been oppressed and discriminated against under various circumstances. An African American was killed during an arrest by a white police officer. This caused widespread outrage across the country. The protesters were taken on the road to address the issue in various ways. Most of these people were surprised when the people of Amish community became part of it. Read on to know more about it.
About the Amish community
There are approximately 250,000 people from the Amish community in the United States. They are a separate part of Mennonite churches. Amish are known for their simple lifestyle / they follow a simple dressing style, pacifism and are usually labeled as people who are “cut off” from the rest of the world. They are not yet adapted to novel technologies not to influence one-on-one conversations. The Amish community is also known for helping in the resettlement of refugees. Amish likes to keep himself, but at the same time believes in lending a hand to his neighbors and friends. They are not usually involved in issues or events around the world, most of the time they are unaware of it. Recently news spread about the Amish community coming to the streets and protesting.
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Amish’s opposition to Black Lives Matter took place in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The community took to the streets wearing their plain clothes and protested by standing and singing. They had boards that had Floyd’s words written “I can’t breathe” and “Just for Floyd”. However, people also consider them to be part of the new Amish community which has separated from the old community. The crowd around him cheered and appreciated him. Because of this many people were surprised to see Amish’s protest. Also, people said that its a shame if this community had to come to terms with the issue.