More and more celebrities show these days, his outrage at the death at the hands of police-citizen african-american George Floyd on the 25th of may, the last of them, the singer Beyoncé, who stressed that you should not “normalize the pain”.
“We’ve all seen his assassination in the full light of day,” said the american of 38 years in the social network Instagram.
“We are broken and outraged. We cannot normalize this pain. I’m not talking only on behalf of the people of color. You are white, black, brown or any color in between, I’m sure that you feel hopeless for the racism that is happening in the U.S. right now,” added the head of “Freedom”.
“There have been too many occasions when we have seen these violent murders without any consequences. Yes, someone charges have been filed but not yet justice has been done,” added Beyonce, in reference to accusations of murder in the third degree and manslaughter reckless filed against Derek Chauvin, the alleged responsible of the death of Floyd.
Madonna also released a message of support to the family of Floyd and the thousands of americans who have taken to the streets to protest his death.
“The people are marching all over the U.S. protesting the brutal murder of George Floyd and so many others. And we have the right to do so as americans,” said the new yorker.
“The time has come you like Trump or not. I can’t stop this!”, said in reference to the demonstrations of the last few days.
The young singer Billie Eilish also took advantage of the social networks, specifically Instagram, to ask for his fans whites acknowledge the privileges they enjoy in the U.S., in a message that was accompanied with several labels over the death of Floyd.
“If all lives matter, why they kill black people for being black? Why are they persecuted immigrants? Why it gives white opportunities that do not have people of other races?”, wrote.
The actress and presenter Oprah, while he said in another publication that has been trying to “process” what happened on and off “in the head” the images that you see how the police subjected them to Floyd pressing his neck against the ground with a knee in about 10 minutes despite his repeated complaints that he could not breathe.
“#GeorgeFloyd. This time we’re not going to leave you your name is simply a label. Your spirit is uplifted by the screams of all those who ask for justice in your name”, said Oprah.
Meanwhile, the actress Mia Farrow wrote, in response to a tweet from the us president, Donald Trump, a piece by the Washington Post titled “Affected by illness, unemployment and indignant with the police, the U.S. is immersed in a crisis”.
For its part, the popular comedian south african Trevor Noah stressed in a speech on social networks “while the entire U.S. is hit by a coronavirus, the blacks of the U.S. are faced with the racism in addition to the coronavirus”.
Cardi B, Ariana Grande, John Boyega, Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato, Jamie Foxx, Viola Davis, Lupita’nyong, or Ava DuVernay or Janelle Monáe are just a few examples of the famous music and film who have also shown in earlier days their outrage at the death.
Thousands of people demonstrated in several protests all over the U.S., some of which have resulted in acts of violence, after the death of Floyd.
The incident in the death of the man happened Monday night, when a police patrol of four officers attended a site in Minneapolis where he had alleged 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.
In a video spread in the social networks it can be 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.
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.