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The stars are rallying for the protesters arrested during the protests that have littered the city of Minneapolis since the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old African-American who died following an arrest by the police. The Office star Steve Carell, but also Seth Rogen and Ben Schwartz donated to the Minnesota Freedom Fund, as relayed by The Hollywood Reporter. A chain was created on Twitter, those making a donation posting “Matched”.
Matched https://t.co/bmeP30vGX4- Steve Carell (@SteveCarell) May 28, 2020
The association pays in particular the sureties of the poorest Americans. “We are amazed by the support that is coming right now. We are working with the National Lawyers Guild and the Legal Rights Center to help settle the bonds, ”read the fund's website.
Part of the country outraged
Many celebrities have expressed their anger over the death of George Floyd, relaying the video of his arrest which lasts several minutes. We see the 46-year-old man, kept on the ground by a policeman who presses his knee on his neck, while George Floyd says that he cannot breathe, before he stops moving. His death was pronounced shortly afterwards in the hospital where he was eventually taken.
If the mayor of Minneapolis also expressed his revolt and asked for justice, the four police officers implicated in the arrest were not charged. They were sacked from the police and released. Since Monday, the population is rising. The demonstrations, initially peaceful, to demand justice, ended in riots. The situation does not seem to be calming down, and the latest tweets from Donald Trump, the President of the United States, do nothing to calm the situation. The White House tenant wrote: "When the looting begins, the gunfire begins," a phrase uttered by Miami police chief in the 1960s that had contributed, as NBC News reports, to riots. race in the city.
Death of George Floyd: Why is the city of Minneapolis burning in the United States?
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