The son of late civil rights leader Martin Luther King has shared how he may have reacted if he was here to see the protests in America, following the death of George Floyd last week.
Martin Luther King III spoke live on Good Morning Britain on Wednesday morning, as he echoed his late father's hopes that violence was not the answer.
George, 46, was an unarmed black man who died in Minneapolis, Minnesota, after a police officer knelt on his neck for more than nine minutes as he told them "I can't breathe".
He was pinned down by Minneapolis police officers arresting him on suspicion of using a counterfeit $20 note in a store.
Officer Derek Chauvin has since been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter and sacked from his job - while the other officers involved are yet to face criminal action, it is believed.
Now, protests, mostly peaceful, have taken place across the US calling for justice as well as an end to systematic racism and police brutality towards the black community.
Some protests have turned violent with looting and rioting, with the police and members of law enforcement taking extreme action against civilians taking part.
Martin, like his father, hopes a non-violence approach will continue but said he understands the anger of the people of America.
Asked how his dad might have reacted to what is going on, given he was all about peaceful protesting, his son admitted he thought he would be "deeply disturbed".
Martin Luther King was assassinated in 1968, five years after his famous "I have a dream" speech with him marching for freedom, equal rights and an end to racism.
That year saw mass protests in America in the wake of his death, with the latest protests being labelled as the biggest since that time.
His son told GMB hosts Susanna Reid and Piers Morgan: "Well I think had he lived we would have been far beyond where we are now.
"He wanted to eradicate what he called the triple evil; poverty, racism and militarism. I've sort of adapted that phrase to poverty, racism and violence.
"I believe we would have resolved many of those issues had he lived."
He went on: "Obviously if he was to come back right now he would be very, very, deeply disturbed. Deeply disturbed by the conduct that we see."
Referencing the marches with his father, and the protests following his death, he added: "52 years later, black people and white people, and others are standing together and saying black lives matter. People are still demanding dignity and justice."
Martin questioned whether there had been progression in society and with the police since his dad's hopes for freedom.
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