Hate crimes towards african americans have not stopped in the united States. In Minneapolis, George Floyd died because of the pressure that a police officer put with the knees, on his neck, after to stop him in the street. Needless to say, Floyd was not resisting or attacking the cops. He asked for help because I couldn’t breathe and the police continued to exert pressure on him until he lost his life.
All of this was recorded on video by other people who were trying to help Floyd. Now in social networks, society calls for justice for George. Among them there are celebrities such as Naomi Campbell, Cardi B, Lupita’nyong or, LeBron James, Chance the Rapper, Zara Larsson, and others demanding the authorities which accountable for the murder of Floyd, an innocent person that he was not a threat and he was deprived of life by the racism.
‘Please. Your knee in my neck. I can’t breathe.’
Black man George Floyd died shortly after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck (warning: distressing) pic.twitter.com/kMPiILRUqR
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) May 27, 2020
“I’m sick and tired of this, tired of being sad because our people are dying unnecessarily. Harassed and humiliated, in these difficult times, I thought I would join, but it seems that this Coronavirus has brought us more racism in a big way”, said Naomi Campbell in a post on Instagram. In addition, to denounce, the supermodel shared the video of the murder.
For its part, Cardi B noted the weariness with social injustice, racial. “Oh, enough is enough!!! What will it take? How a civil war? What a new president? What riots? It is tired! I’m tired! The country is tired!”, wrote. “And how the united States is not really the land of the free!”.
LeBron James rose to Instagram a publication that makes reference to Colin Kaepernick, the quarterback of the NFL that knelt down during the national anthem to protest against police brutality and racial injustice.
The Lakers star wrote: “oh do you Understand NOW !! ?? ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿OR ALSO IT IS FUZZY FOR YOU ???. “This to make reference to the gesture to Kaepernick, that was very criticized, have reason to be because the same police murders of african americans.
Lupita’nyong, or, also joined the protests on social networks. The Oscar-winning actress posted the photo with the last words of help from George Floyd. “Please, I can not breathe. I have a sore throat, everything hurts.” George Floyd. Say my name” reads”the image.
— Lupita’nyong o (@Lupita_Nyongo) May 27, 2020
In a post Chance the Rapper announces that there will be some protests in Minneapolis in Minnesota. What require is that the four policemen involved in the arrest, facing charges for manslaughtersince the only impact was that actually fired, but have not been brought to justice.
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) May 26, 2020