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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We've been hearing about it all week... But do you truly understand what's going on?
via: Getty ImagesA huge movement is taking place in our country right now with each and every one of our states becoming involved in protests.
The Black Lives Matter movement has never before been so prominent.
via: GettyLast week, on Monday, May 25th, a defenseless black man was killed while in a police restraint.
George Floyd was arrested and forced to the ground...
this man, #GeorgeFloyd did not deserve to die. #BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/w405ouIk5V— moon (@moon)1590639498.0
Footage of George's "arrest" quickly circulated on social media...
via: TwitterAnd, 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."
After nearly ten minutes, George was completely unresponsive.
SAY HIS NAME. GEORGE FLOYD. HE WAS AN INNOCENT MAN, AND HE WAS MURDERED. HE COULDN’T BREATHE, AND HE BEGGED FOR HIS… https://t.co/7WNH4pzDLY— 🐌 (@🐌)1590620093.0
This kind of police brutality has been happening for centuries now...
via: GettyBut George's death has sparked an outrage like never before.
Thousands upon thousands of people have been taking to the streets in protest...
via: GettyAnd they are all marching for one thing: For the blatant racism and injustice in this country to be brought to an end.
But things have been quick to turn violent.
via: GettyThe scenes unfolding across our country have been becoming steadily more violent on both sides.
It's a truly terrifying time.
via: GettyBut change needs to happen and, at the moment, this seems like the only way to make it happen.
But, remarkably, they seem to be working.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.
I love seeing my instagram timeline. #BlackOutTuesday https://t.co/M5fv9Rm5RT— Coral (@Coral)1591104295.0
And, of course, an array of celebrities have been jumping on board to show their support.Ice Cube, have been speaking out against racism and injustice in, not only this country, but the rest of the world.
These famous figures have been using their platform to highlight the ongoing issues black men and women face every day...
We need change.
via: Getty ImagesBecause 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.
Protests have continued day and night...
via: Getty ImagesAnd most of them started off peaceful...
But after the introduction of the police force and the National Guard, clashes between both sides have caused a lot of chaos.
via: Getty ImagesSome 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.
But what we must remember is that this is a result of years of pent up frustration at a system that does not respect black lives.
via: Getty ImagesIt'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.
However, it is also difficult for people that have been caught in the crossfire...
via: Getty ImagesSuch 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.
This is why celebrities and other famous faces are donating money to help out.
via: Getty ImagesBut they're not the only ones donating money. We are, too.
Just over a week ago, the Official George Floyd Memorial Fund, a GoFundMe page, was launched.
via: GoFundMeThe support it has received has surpassed anything that anyone could have ever believed.
Already it has received just short of 500,000 donations.
via: Getty ImagesCreating an enormous total of over $13 million donated, with the donations coming from over 125 countries.
In fact, the donations received are the largest ever.
via: Getty ImagesSpeaking 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'.
It's great to see so many people offering their support.
via: Getty ImagesThe money raised will be used to help his family.
George's brother, Philonise Floyd, organized the GoFundMe.
via: Getty ImagesOn 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."