The death of a black man, unarmed, at the hands of the police in the united States shocks the world, and celebrities to raise their voice in protest
Updated 28/05/2020 12:01
The death of a black man, unarmed and with his face on the asphalt has given back to the world. A police of Minneapolis press his neck, kneeling on l, while George Floyd pleads and says, between screams and cries, she can’t breathe. The hardness of the death, which is already being investigated by the FBI, has shocked all of us, and the celebrities have decided to raise their voice to ask for #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd.
Its history has removed the world. The death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in police custody, we have been shocked. On the one hand, because racism is still causing deaths -homicides and murders, in fact – unnecessary especially among the black community. On the other, because George Floyd died helpless, lying with his face against the ground while a police of Minneapolis ejerca pressure with the knee on his neck. His last words before dying of suffocation were “I Cannot breathe”that exhal between cries of help.
This terrible death has been around the world and in less than 24 hours have emerged protests pacficas, especially in the united States and many of them in social networks. Many celebrities have wanted to join in the denunciation of the terrible fact and have oomenzado to use the hashtag #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd (justice for George Floyd) on Twitter and Instagram.
For his commitment to activist, and from his own experience as a black woman in the united States, the actress Viola Davis write a manifesto on his Instagram: “This is what it means to be black in America. Court. Condemned. Murdered for being black. We live under policies that for hundreds of years have restricted our mere existence, and still we have to face lynching in the modern era. This is the thing: America will never again be great until we find the way that works for everyone”, write the Oscar-winning next to the image with the face of the man of 46 years that has gone viral.
“George Floyd was killed by a white man racist disguised as police. This is not only among policemen and black. This is between the racist white and black people. This is a white privilege. It is inhuman!”, says the singer Jessie J. Other great personalities such as LeBron James, Cardi B, Kim Kardashian or Justin Bieber have come also to the social networks in support of George Floyd and his family, calling for an end to police brutality.
? Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) May 27, 2020
“By request ma, the FBI and the Justice Department have already initiated a research on the death sad and trgica in Minnesota of George Floyd”, said the president Donald Trump on his Twitter account. Words that are trying to stop the wave of protests that began so peaceful although later there were some riots and acts of vandalism isolated: breakage of glass of shop windows, looting shops, and liquor, burning the flag of the united States… “I have asked to speed up the research and I greatly appreciate all the work done by the Police locally. Will become justice!”, aade Trump.
The model Naomi Campbell I shared a series of tweets in the that reflecting sibre the violence suffered by the black people still today, attaching images of George Floyd, the video of his death and a young child, Kid Ron Bryant, who sings his sorrow by a death of ms and that too has become viral.
Repost from #keedronbryant
just singing what’s on my heart…hope this blesses someone #sdhtoronto thanks for this dope shirt!! #ijustwantolive#blacklivesmatter#ijustwannalive#equality#black#blackexcellence#racism#justice#mstinalawsonpic.twitter.com/FEzsgYaLKR
? Naomi Campbell (@NaomiCampbell) May 28, 2020
Demi Lovato decided to share in Instagram and also a number of publications, although one of them spoke of the pyramid of racism, explaining that there are subtle forms of disrespect and inequality that also need to be referred to and reported.
Also have made viral the phones of both the prosecution of Minneapolis as of the comisara of the district, and such characters as Timoth Chalamet, Halsey or Ashley Graham they encourage their followers to call and ask for “justice for George Floyd”.
Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Madonna, Kanye West, Lebron James, Lewis Hamilton, Naomi Campbell, Edward Enninful, Viola Davis, Halle Berry, Spike Lee, Octavia Spencer, Penlope Cruz, Eva Longoria, Jamie Foxx… the list continues to grow and the hashtag #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd builds up ms than 100,000 publications on Instagram.