At the last Formula 1 Grand Prix, at Mugello, Lewis hamilton He made a request to US authorities. The Briton showed everyone present and viewers a T-shirt with the inscription “arrest the policemen who murdered Breonna Taylor.” Because of this, the category organization decided to initiate an investigation against Hamilton.
Breonna Taylor was an African-American woman, who was killed in a shooting on March 13 of this year. Three agents, carrying out a search warrant, broke into her Kentucky apartment, in which a shooting ensued between Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, and officers. Walker claimed to believe that the officers, who fired more than 20 times, were intruders.
From the International Automobile Federation (FIA), reported that the action of submitting their proposal is “under active consideration.” According to an FIA spokesperson, Hamilton’s message could be taken as “a political fact”, something that is totally prohibited. In addition to the phrase, on the back of the shirt you can see an image with Taylor’s face that says “say my name”
For its part, the Mercedes team showed unconditional support for its driver, answering some criticism from the fans. “This is not politics, it is basic: Human Rights” they published on their Twitter account. In addition, Lewis Hamilton also shared the image and said that “it has been 6 months since Breonna Taylor was killed by police officers, in his own home. Justice has yet to be served. We will not remain silent »
Hamilton’s response to the FIA
For his part, the six-time champion responded to the FIA on Tuesday morning, although without naming the entity. “Good day world. I hope that wherever you are, you are positive in body and mind. I want you to know that I will not stop, I will not give up, I will not stop using this platform to show what I think is correct. I want to thank those who continue to support me and show love. I am very grateful. But this is a journey for all of us to come together and challenge the world on all levels of injustice, not just racial. We can help make this a better place for our children and future generations.