On the 25th of may, a police in Minneapolis arrested and reduced to brutally George Floyd, an african american man who he had supposedly paid in an establishment with a fake banknote. Thanks to a video recorded during your arrest, you can see how the officer pressed his knee on the neck (and back) of the pedestrian with such force that, despite turning a deaf ear to her pleas to stop, will cause a respiratory arrest that ends with their life.
Since then, thousands are the people who have taken to the streets under the slogans “I can’t breathe” (the last words of Floyd: I can not breathe), “no justice, no peace” (Without justice, no peace) and “Black Lives Matter” movement that was born in 2013 after the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon Martinthe teenager who shot.
Among the protesters, we have been able to see artists such as Ariana Grande, Halsey and Lauren Jauregui rushing to the streets to support the protests racism against the police brutality that are taking place all over the north american continent, in addition to asking their followers to help as they can (by donating, signing petitions, etc) to the extent possible.
Other celebrities such as Paris Jackson, Anna Kendrick, Timothée Chalamet, Kali Uchis, Emily Ratajkowski, Lil Yachty and Madison Beer have also joined the demonstrations.
Those who do not have taken to the streets, have shown their outrage against racism in the united States showing their support of George Floyd and all the african-american community with donations and strong messages through social networks, such as Billie Eilish, Rosalia, Dua Lipa, Bruno Mars or Harry Styles, among many others.
Also in our country, both Beatriz Luengo, telling a story about his son, as Tamy (Sweet California), through what appears to be a personal experience, have raised their voice on the matter.