The death of the citizen, african-american George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer has sparked a deep outrage.
More and more celebs show their outrage at the death of the citizen, african-american George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer last may 25. One of the last to appear was the entrepreneur and tv star, Kylie Jenner.
“Since I saw the video more devastating and heartbreaking that shows the murder of George Floyd at the beginning of this week, I have not been able to get his face and his words out of my mind. Never will I experience the pain and fear that many people suffer the african-americans all over the country every day, but I know that no one should have to live in fear,” he said in a lengthy message posted on his account of Instagram to accompany a picture that includes the sentence: “there Comes a time when silence is betrayal” of Martin Luther King Jr.
He added that currently the world is dealing with a “horrible pandemic”, but neither can one ignore the fact that racism is also a pandemic.” And, remarking that she fears for her daughter – a product of her relationship with the rapper Travis Scott – who is expected to “have a better future.”
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“My heart breaks for the family and friends of George Floyd. Don’t let forget your name. keep sharing, keep watching, keep talking, because it is the only way that we can come together to help bring this change and awareness as necessary. Rest in peace,” he concluded.
The incident in which he died Floyd occurred when a police patrol of four officers attended a site in Minneapolis where it had been reported that a person had attempted to pay with a fake banknote.
The police found Floyd sitting in his vehicle and when ordered to leave, according to the official version, the individual resisted arrest, so that one of the agents submitted it by throwing it on the floor and climbed over him, pressing with his knee against his neck while his three companions watched the scene.
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In a video spread on the social networks it is observed how the agent, of the white race, will squeeze the neck with your knee for several minutes despite the desperate complaints of the man that he could not breathe, while his companions watched.
George Floyd, 46, died shortly after in a hospital, which has led to the responsible agent, Derek Chauvin, has been arrested accused of murder in the third degree and manslaughter reckless this Friday after being dismissed from the body of the Police.
Several celebrities, like Jenner, have expressed outrage. Among them are Beyonce, Madonna, Oprah, among others.