Many celebrities are joining the nationwide protests sparked by the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minn.
Across the country, people have been protesting against police brutality, specifically against the black community, in the wake of a shocking video that shows Floyd being taken into custody by an officer who places his knee on his neck. In the footage, Floyd, 46, shouts “I cannot breathe” and “Don’t kill me,” before losing consciousness. He was later pronounced dead.
Among the thousands taking to the streets to demand action and police reform are celebrities, who are using their social media platforms to amplify the protests. For more than a week, celebrities have not only been sharing ways to donate and help promote the black community, but they’ve been putting boots on the ground amid the protests in various cities as well.