This week began a public protest after the death of George Floyd, a black man who lost his life after the former police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck during an arrest.
Chauvin has been fired and charged with murder and involuntary manslaughter in the third degree, but thousands of protesters continue protesting in the streets to address the injustice constant which lives the african american community and demand new measures.
During the demonstrations there have been several incidents that have resulted in numerous arrests, including that of a journalist, CNN correspondent and his entire production teamwho were arrested by the police in shocking scenes live on air.
#World: Protesters gathered Friday outside the headquarters of CNN in the center of Atlantahttps://t.co/F9lCsFAyna
— Periodic Socket (@PeriodicoZocalo) May 30, 2020
The Minnesota Freedom Fund is a nonprofit organization that helps low-income people and, as a result of the protests, dozens of celebrities have stepped in to increase the amount of money you have access to the organization beneficial and get these people out of jail.
Thank you so much for showing up for our people @noname https://t.co/eK4zG8zycY
— Minnesota Freedom Fund (@MNFreedomFund) May 29, 2020
Some released screen shots of their donations on Twitter, as the rapper Noname encouraging their followers famous to do the same.
Tweets similar have appeared in numerous accounts of high-profile, and some caused a long thread of responses from celebrities simply by typing: “match” (donation matching)”.
Just gave $1000 to @MNFreedomFund. Celebrity accounts that follow me… match https://t.co/qMW7GnTpJs
— Noname (@noname) May 28, 2020
The donations come from people like Rogen, Carell and Monáe, as well as Ben Schwartz, Parks and Recreation, the actor from the Avengers, Don Cheadle; The actress Jameela Jamil and the comedian Rob Delaney.
— Steve Carell (@SteveCarell) May 28, 2020
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) May 28, 2020
Matched. Celebrity accounts that follow me please match and pass it on. https://t.co/riSf40ehhr pic.twitter.com/UmgLulQqIP
— Jameela Jamil (@jameelajamil) May 28, 2020
In addition to offering donations, many celebrities have used their platform to talk about racism and injustice following the death of George Floyd.
The actor of Star Wars, John Boyega, made clear their views when required through their network that the police officers responsible should be “accused severely”.
This just burns. Seems to be a never ending cycle. The murderers need to be charged severely. Even in the face of death this man was given zero empathy. #RIPGeorgeFloyd #BlackLivesMatter #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd pic.twitter.com/gyuaoC6vUh
— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) May 27, 2020
The former president Barack Obama issued a long statement on the issue, writing in part:
It is natural to want that life “back to normal”, since a pandemic and an economic crisis alter everything that surrounds us. But we have to remember that for millions of americans, receive different treatment due to race is the norm, tragic and painful that is.
Should this not be “normal” in 2020 in the united States. It may not be “normal”. If we want our children to grow up in a nation that is at the height of the highest, can and must be the best.
#International: This was what the president said Barack Obama regarding the death of George Floyd at the hands of police Minnesota#JusticeforGeorgeFloydhttps://t.co/brSwd9uMos
— Periodic Socket (@PeriodicoZocalo) May 29, 2020
With information of The Newspaper NY