Hollywood stars are taking a stand.
On Monday night, Minnesota resident George Floyd, an African-American man, died at the age of 46 after a white police officer pinned his knee against Floyd’s neck, while he struggled for air and begged for his life.
As footage of the incident spread around the Internet, protests broke out in Minneapolis, resulting in many arrests in the city.
Since numerous arrests have been made, celebrities have come forward, offering donations to the Minnesota Freedom Fund, a nonprofit dedicated to bailing out low-income individuals, per their website.
A protester runs away from where police deployed chemical irritants near the 3rd Precinct building in Minneapolis on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, during a protest against the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody earlier in the week. (Christine T. Nguyen/Minnesota Public Radio via AP)
On Thursday, a Twitter user announced that they’d donated $50 to the fund, urging followers to do the same.
Floyd’s death was also proceeded earlier in the day by a viral video showing a white woman calling the police on an African-American man after he asked her to leash her dog in New York City’s Central Park.
During the 911 call, the woman told dispatchers that she was being “threatened” and distinguished the man’s race.