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Beyoncé speaks out on George Floyd death: ‘We’re broken and we’re disgusted’


Singer-songwriter and record producer Beyoncé uploaded a video on social media weighing in on the death of George Floyd in Minnesota, saying, “We’re broken and we’re disgusted.”

She called for “justice for George Floyd,” saying, “We all witnessed his murder in broad daylight.”

The singer was referencing the viral video depicting Floyd on the ground during an arrest while officer Derek Chauvin pinned his knee into Floyd’s neck as he struggled for air, with Floyd saying, “I can’t breathe.”

“I’m not only speaking to people of color,” Beyoncé said in the video uploaded to Instagram on Friday. “If you’re white, black, brown, or anything in between, I’m sure you feel hopeless by the racism going on in America right now. No more senseless killings of human beings. No more seeing people of color as less than human. We can no longer look away.” “

She called for viewers and fans to sign one or several petitions related to Floyd’s death, one of which is Color of Change, a petition calling for signatures to charge the three other officers involved in Floyd’s arrest for “participating in George’s murder,” according to the petition’s description.

On Friday, now-fired officer Chauvin was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter by the Hennepin County attorney office.

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