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Indian American Physicians Kneel to Support Black Lives Matter

Indian American Physicians Kneel to Support Black Lives Matter

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Several Indian American doctors and medical personnel in different parts of the country kneeled for 8.46 minutes, the time Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee against George Floyd and killed him, as an expression of solidarity with the protests by Black Lives Matter. Organized by an informal group of doctors and Karnataka Physicians in U.S., the doctors kneeled at 1 pm Eastern on June 5. All of them are a part of the nation wide movement under the banner #White Coats for Black Lives.

Drs. Nisha Chand and Shilpa Bahethi with their colleagues at the Northern Virginia Center for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (NVCGE), Alexandria, VA. Top photo, Ranju Gupta, MD and colleagues
at Lehigh Valley Health Network, Bethlehem, PA
Pallavi Gowda, DO, Internal Medicine at Premier Health LLC.,
kneeling at home in Rockville, MD.
Samudyatha Kumar, MD, of Oregon Health & Science University Hospital (OHSU)
Portland, Oregon, pays her tribute.
Veena Mysore, MD, of Kaiser Permanente-Mid-Atlantic States (MAS),
Kneeling at home.
Latha Sunil Kumar, MD, at Sutter Amador Hospital, Jackson, California.
Nutan Gowda, MD, of Virginia Commonwealth University organizing the
protest and kneeling at VCU health, Richmond, Virginia.
Suman Shekar, MD, of UK College of Medicine, Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Prathibha Burli, MD, in blue scrubs with BLM sign, of Santa Rosa Medical Center,  
at a Black Lives Matter rally in Santa Rosa, California.
Chethana Rao, MD, at her Fairfax, Virginia, clinic.
Bhavika Bhan, MD, at St. Luke’s Health System, Kansas City, Missouri.
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