The most outstanding stamps of the music industry committed to to stop his business Tuesday in solidarity with the demonstrators anti-racist, which require a social change structural and an end to police brutality.
Atlantic Records, Capitol Music Group, Warner Records, Sony Music and Def Jam, among many other companies, joined the initiative #TheShowMustBePaused (the show must stop), arising from the heat of the mass protests they come shaking the streets of the united States for days after the murder of an african american man was unarmed, George Floydat the hands of a white police officer in Minneapolis.
“It is difficult to know what to say because I’ve been dealing with racism all my life. That said, is raising its ugly head now and, by God, it is time to confront it once and for all,” said the legendary producer Quincy Jones in a press release.
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“As guardians of the culture, it is our responsibility to not only join together to celebrate the victories, but also to support us during a defeat,” he said.
For its part, Columbia Records, emphasized that the Tuesday will not be a “free day”, but a time for them to “find ways to move forward in solidarity”.
“Perhaps with the music turned off, we can really listen,” said the company.
Many seals also pledged to give donations to organizations for the defense of civil rights.
Numerous protests, mostly peaceful and that expressing the anger of the people against the police brutality and racist, turned violent in different parts of the country during the weekend.
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The forces of law and order, they resorted to tear gas, pepper spray and grenades roar to disperse the crowds in the middle of outbreaks of looting shops.
The blackout of the music industry announces when dozens of celebrities, including Rihanna, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, Taylor Swift, Cardi B, Billie Eilish and Killer Mike, have expressed their anger and solidarity with the victim, while the actor Jamie Foxx and the pop superstar Ariana Grande joined in person to the demonstrations.
“Over the past few days, the magnitude of the devastation, the anger and the sadness I have felt has been overwhelming, to say the least! I see my people being killed and linchada day after day he brought me to a dark place of my heart!”, said Rihanna outraged in his account of the network Instagram.
For the last few days, the magnitude of devastation, anger, sadness I’ve felt has been overwhelming to say the least! Watching my people get murdered and lynched day after day pushed me to a heavy place in my heart! To the point of staying away from socials, just to avoid hearing the blood curdling agony in George Floyd”s voice again, begging over and over for his life!!! The look of enticement, the pure joy and climax on the face of this bigot, murderer, thug, pig, bum, Derek Chauvin, haunts me!! I can’t shake this! I can’t get over an ambulance pulling up to an arrest, a paramedic checking a press without removing the very thing that’s hindering it! Is this that fucking normal??? If intentional MURDER is the fit consequence for “drugs” or “resisting arrest,”….then what’s the fit consequence for MURDER???! #GeorgeFloyd #AhmaudArbery #BreonnaTaylor
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“We were all witnesses of his assassination in the full light of day… we’re sad and we’re upset. We cannot normalize this pain,” said for his part the singer Beyonce in a video, and urged to sign a petition that requires #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd, the platform Change.org said that it became the biggest in its history.
The magnate and the husband of the superstar, Jay-Zreported through your company Roc Nation that he had spoken with the governor of Minnesota, Tim Walz, and welcomed the appointment of the attorney general of the state, Keith Ellison, to conduct a trial in the case of Floyd.
“I’m a human being, a father and a black man with pain…I’m more determined to fight for justice that any fight that they can undertake those seeking to oprimirme,” said the rapper.
“I call on all politicians, prosecutors and officials in the country to have the courage to do the right thing. Have the courage to look at ourselves as humans, parents, brothers, sisters, and mothers with pain and look at yourselves”, he stressed.