The horrific killing of Goerge Floyd has effected the world like never before. People want to help to fight for justice by protesting and signing petitions and, where possible, people are donating what they can. In fact, it’s inspiring people to donate more than ever.
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A huge movement is taking place in our country right now with each and every one of our states becoming involved in protests.
Last week, on Monday, May 25th, a defenseless black man was killed while in a police restraint.
Where former police officer, Derek Chauvin, proceeded to kneel on his neck, while 3 other officers knelt on his back.
And, in the highly distressing scenes, he could be heard begging with the officers to release him and repeatedly saying “Please, please… I can’t breathe.”
An ambulance arrived and took the unconscious man to hospital but, devastatingly, he was pronounced dead upon arrival.
He was only forty-six years old.
But George’s death has sparked an outrage like never before.
And they are all marching for one thing: For the blatant racism and injustice in this country to be brought to an end.
The scenes unfolding across our country have been becoming steadily more violent on both sides.
But change needs to happen and, at the moment, this seems like the only way to make it happen.
Thanks to these riots, the Black Lives Matter movement is dominating global headlines, and it has completely taken over social media.
Everyone is talking about it.
This week, the hashtag #BlackOutTuesday started trending, with people from all over the world posting a blank black picture to demonstrate their solidarity with the movement.
So many famous faces, such as Madonna, Barack Obama, and Ice Cube, have been speaking out against racism and injustice in, not only this country, but the rest of the world.
And they have been urging their followers to educate themselves, donate to useful causes, and to strive towards a racism-free future.
Because black people have previously been forced to stay silent on the unlawful killings taking place by authoritative figures, they have decided to become more vocal and take action.
And most of them started off peaceful…
Some people used this incident as a means of personal gain, so they could damage property and steal things that did not belong to them. The term “looting” has been spreading like wildfire across the nation.
It’s not about “all police officers” or “all lives”, it’s about the system on which our society was built on and that’s what needs to be reformed.
Such as business owners and journalists who have been unfairly targeted by both people that are only out to cause havoc and uncivilized members of the police force.
But they’re not the only ones donating money.
We are, too.
The support it has received has surpassed anything that anyone could have ever believed.
Creating an enormous total of over $13 million donated, with the donations coming from over 125 countries.
Speaking to TMZ, a spokesperson for the site said that ‘the Official George Floyd Memorial Fund has already received the highest number of individual donations for a GoFundMe page’.
The money raised will be used to help his family.
On there he explained: “This fund is established to cover funeral and burial expenses, mental and grief counseling, lodging and travel for all court proceedings, and to assist our family in the days to come as we continue to seek justice for George.”
You can donate to the Official George Floyd Memorial Fund, here.