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Beyoncé, Rihanna, Kevin Hart, LeBron James, Cardi B and Kim Kardashian West are just a few of the public figures united in grief and outrage and calling for justice, following the death of George Floyd.

Earlier this week, the footage was released online showing Floyd, who was African American, struggling for breath, and crying out, ‘I can’t breathe’ and ‘Don’t kill me’ while a white police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes as other officers stood by.

The four officers involved were fired, and Chauvin was arrested Friday on suspicion of third-degree murder, meaning he has been accused of killing George without prior intent, but with disregard for his life.

Sharing an emotional video on Instagram, Beyonce begged fans not to ‘normalise’ what happened, and hold people accountable for their actions.
‘We need justice for George Floyd,’ the 38-year-old began.

‘We all witnessed his murder in broad daylight. We’re broken and we’re disgusted. We cannot normalise this pain.’

Rihanna also shared a lengthy post on the social media, explaining she has been ‘pushed’ to a heavy place in her heart over what happened.
Alongside a photo of George, the 32-year-old explained that she has kept away from social media as she couldn’t face seeing the footage of his arrest.

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For the last few days, the magnitude of devastation, anger, sadness I’ve felt has been overwhelming to say the least! Watching my people get murdered and lynched day after day pushed me to a heavy place in my heart! To the point of staying away from socials, just to avoid hearing the blood curdling agony in George Floyd’s voice again, begging over and over for his life!!! The look of enticement, the pure joy and climax on the face of this bigot, murderer, thug, pig, bum, Derek Chauvin, haunts me!! I can’t shake this! I can’t get over an ambulance pulling up to an arrest, a paramedic checking a pulse without removing the very thing that’s hindering it! Is this that fucking normal??? If intentional MURDER is the fit consequence for “drugs” or “resisting arrest”….then what’s the fit consequence for MURDER???! #GeorgeFloyd #AhmaudArbery #BreonnaTaylor

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Other celebrities have been reacting.

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#justiceforgeorgefloyd #blacklivesmatter

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I’ve been trying to process what can be said or heard in this moment. I haven’t been able to get the image of the knee on his neck out of my head. It’s there every morning when I rise and when I go through the ordinary duties of the day. While pouring coffee, lacing my shoes, and taking a breath, I think: He doesn’t get to do this. And now the video from the other angle of two other officers pinning him down. My heart sinks even deeper. His family and friends say he was a gentle giant. His death has now shown us he had a giant soul. If the largeness of a soul is determined by its sphere of influence, George Floyd is a Mighty soul. #GeorgeFloyd: We speak your name. But this time we will not let your name be just a hashtag. Your spirit is lifted by the cries of all of us who call for justice in your name!

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Charging documents say that an autopsy performed did not ‘support a diagnosis of traumatic strangulation or asphyxiation.’ But they said factors including the restraint ‘likely contributed to his death.’
Those court papers also revealed that he had his knee on George’s neck for eight minutes 46 seconds – with the restraint continuing for two minutes and 53 seconds after he passed out.
Chauvin also faces a manslaughter charge.

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