Floyd, an unarmed black man, died in police custody after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pressed a knee to his neck for nearly nine minutes during his arrest. His death sparked demonstrations in the United States and around the world.
The Grammy-winning artist shared a sharp message Wednesday featuring an aerial photo of thousands of Black Lives Matter protesters filling the streets of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The picture was accompanied by the words: “The world met for George Floyd. We know we have a long way to go. Let’s stay focused and focused in our call for real justice. ”
In the midst of Floyd’s death, Beyoncé expressed her pain and anger on Instagram by urging fans to take action and refuse to “normalize the pain”.
“We’re broken and we’re appalled,” she said in a terrifying video posted on her Instagram page. “We can’t normalize this pain. I’m not just talking to people of color. If you’re white, black, brown, and anything in between, I’m sure you feel hopeless because of the racism that’s happening in America right now.”
The “Formation” attacker went on to claim that we had “seen too many times that we had seen these violent killings and that there were no consequences.”
“Yes, someone has been charged, but justice is far from being achieved.”
She concluded the message by urging her followers to sign several petitions, adding: “Continue to pray for peace and compassion and healing for our country.”