Celebrities Mobilize to Demand Justice for George Floyd


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By Mivette Vega

May 27, 2020

Lin Manuel Miranda, Kany García, and Luis Fonsi condemned the act of the police officer, while Residente called on the Latino community to demand justice for Floyd.

San Juan — Some Latino celebrities joined the collective outrage for the death of the African American, George Floyd.

Various artists have called for justice for Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who died after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into his neck while he was prone on the street.  Floyd repeatedly said he couldn’t breathe but the four officers involved ignored his plea.

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The four Minneapolis officers involved in Floyd’s arrest were fired Tuesday. Floyd’s family and their attorney, Ben Crump, have called for their arrests.

Thousands of protesters demanded justice for Floyd on Wednesday, after the video of his apprehension went viral. People gathered at the intersection where the incident took place and marched more than two miles to the police precinct station of the city.

Latino celebrities are joining the protesters virtually by claiming justice for Floyd. Here’s how they are using their platforms to mobilize fans.

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