‘Racism is evil, we need to raise our voice,’ say Justin Bieber, Cardi B, Kim Kardashian and other Hollywood celebs as they mourn and demand justice for George Floyd

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The horrific death of an African-American man named George Floyd in Minneapolis, USA has sent shock waves across the nation. The USA that was grappling under the ill-effects of Coronavirus pandemic is now facing unrest due to Floyd’s death that depicts police violence and cruelty. The news of the demise of Floyd hit social media on May 25, 2020, due to a video that went viral where a policeman can be seen kneeling on his neck for more than 5 minutes during an arrest while he lay handcuffed and crying out in pain about being unable to breathe. The horrific video recorded by bystanders sent shivers down everyone’s spine and people started demanding justice for Floyd with the trending hashtag #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd with massive street protests in the state of Minneapolis after Floyd was declared dead at a hospital.

Several Hollywood celebrities reacted to the violence committed against Floyd and demanded justice for him. LeBron James, Cardi B, Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber, Viola Davis, John Boyega, Demi Lovato, Naomi Campbell and several others took to social media to react to Floyd's death. Check out their posts below:

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Do you understand NOW!!??!!?? Or is it still blurred to you?? #StayWoke

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According to reports on international portals, Floyd’s death has sparked the nationwide Black Lives Matter movement once again. The explosive footage and subsequent death led to community outrage, an FBI civil rights investigation and the firing of the officer and three colleagues who were also at the scene.

On Wednesday, the Minneapolis Police Department identified the fired officers as Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng. Floyd’s relatives have said that the officers should be charged with murder. Philonise Floyd, Floyd’s brother, told a news channel, “They treated him worse than they treat animals. They took a life — they deserve life.”

(Source: Instagram/Twitter/CNN)  

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