American rapper Jay Z, a number of lawyers, activists and victims of police violence, bought advertisement pages in a number of newspapers in the United States of America for George Floyd, who died during his arrest.
The advertisement was posted on the page of the Rock Nation project on "Instagram" to share pictures, which is affiliated with Jay Z, and it was written under the title "For the sake of George Floyd". The advertisement included extracts from a speech by human rights activist Martin Luther King in 1965.
The ad was published in a copy of the newspapers yesterday: The New York Times, The Denver Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, and other newspapers, according to CNN. CNN said the announcement was to be published in more newspapers.
America witnessed widespread protests and looting across the country, after Floyd died of suffocation on May 26, after a policeman crouched his knee on his neck. It is noteworthy that wholesale American stars raised their voices to condemn the circumstances of George Floyd's death. "In the last days, I felt that I could no longer tolerate the amount of despair, anger, and sadness that I felt," Rihanna wrote, in a message posted on her Instagram account with a picture of George Floyd. "Derek Chauven lives in me!", She said, referring to the policeman accused of manslaughter in the case.
The announcement included extracts from Martin Luther King's 1965 speech.
- American stars raised their voices to condemn the circumstances of George Floyd's death.