Early this week, an African-American man named George Floyd died when a police officer kneeled on his neck resulting in his death. Soon after the video of the same incident emerged, hashtags like #ICantBreathe, #BlackLivesMatter and #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd made it to top Twitter trends. The video saw George Floyd breathing his last in Minneapolis, Minnesota when a police offer kneeled on his neck for quite some time. The video sees the onlookers protesting to that officer that his life was in danger. In the video, Floyd repeatedly said, “I can’t breathe, I’m about to die.”
Not only the netizens, now many personalities like former US President Barack Obama, Priyanka Chopra-Nick Jonas, Justin Bieber- Hailey Bieber, Rihanna, Bella Hadid, Kareena Kapoor Khan among many others are coming forward to talk about the same and seek justice for the man. American singer and songwriter Nick Jonas Tweeted, “Watching all that has transpired over the last few days has been incredibly heartbreaking. Blatant racism and lack of leadership and so many lives lost. Justice needs to be served! No one should ever have to say “I can’t breathe” at the hands and/or knees of law enforcement.”
Priyanka Chopra wrote, “There is so much work to be done and it needs to starts at an individual level on a global scale. We all have a responsibility to educate ourselves and end this hate. End this race war here in the US, and around the world. Wherever you live, whatever your circumstances, NO ONE deserves to die, especially at the hands of another because of their skin color. On May 25th, George Floyd was pinned down by the neck by a Minneapolis police officer and died. He laid there, fighting for his life, struggling to breathe, and other officers just stood there and watched. The officer has now been charged with murder. George, I am praying for your family.” Read what former US president Barack Obama, Hailey Bieber, Rihanna and others have to say:
Bella Hadid wrote, “I’m just going to leave this here. This video breaks my heart every time I watch it. You did such a great job baby girl. I just want to hug her and tell her how proud I am of her. I wish she never ever had to feel this way. I wish no one ever had to feel this way. but that’s not the case. And it has to change #BlackLivesMatter She is Power to me.” The American cop has who kneeled George neck has been charged with third-degree murder. (ALSO READ: Kareena Kapoor, Nick Jonas Seek #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd The African-American Who Suffocated To Death Because Of Police Brutality)
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