Cardi B, Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga & More Speak Out After George Floyd Death
National outrage is growing after a video of a Minnesota officer allegedly suffocating a Black man by kneeling on his neck surfaced on the Internet Monday night (May 25).
The unarmed man, named George Floyd, told officers repeatedly that he could not breathe, and was ignored. Floyd went to Hennepin County Medical Center after falling unconscious. He died shortly after. On Tuesday, the four officers involved in the incident were fired. “This is the right call,” tweeted Mayor Jacob Frey in response to the action taken.
A number of celebrities have joined the cry for justice on social media, condemning the Minnesota police for firing the officers only after national outrage, and asking for the ceaseless racism in the United States to stop.