“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 US right now,” said the responsible of Freedom.
“There have been too many occasions when we have seen these violent murders without any consequences. Yes, someone would have filed charges, but still justice has not 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 USA 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 US, 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.
MOST CLAIMS. 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 US plunges into a crisis.”
For its part, the popular comedian south african Trevor Noah stressed in a speech on social networks “while all of US are hit by the coronavirus, the blacks of the USA 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 some examples of the famous music and film that also showed their outrage at the death.
Thousands of people demonstrated in several protests throughout the united states, 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. EFE