Celebrities Raise Funds to Support Protests Against George Floyd’s Killing

Some are donating to bail bond's funds while others are helping NGO's fighting for civil rights

Hollywood celebrities support protestHollywood celebrities have come forward to support the protests - OyeYeah News

The ugly protests have broken out in the US where on May 25, an African-American George Floyd faced police brutality in Minneapolis. After a video of Floyd being killed, by a police officer knelt on his neck for 9 minutes, surfaced on the internet, hell broke loose as Black Lives Matter movement once again sparked in the country.

In the aftermath of the protests, which also turned violent in some places, Hollywood celebrities have come forward to support the protests and individuals who are getting arrested.

Hollywood favorite couple Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds said they are giving $200,000 to the legal defense fund of the NAACP, America’s largest civil rights organization, reported a publication.

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On the other hand model, TV presenter, and a strong critic of Donald Trump, Chrissy Teigen pledged $100,000 to the protesters. However, after being called out for supporting ‘rioters and criminals’ she savagely bounced back.

“Ooo they might need more money then. Make it $200,000,” tweeted Teigen.

The cast of Brooklyn Nine-Nine TV show also donated $100,000 to National Bail Fund Network to sponsor bail bonds of arrested individuals.

“The cast and showrunner of Brooklyn 99 condemn the murder of George Floyd and support the many people who are protesting police brutality nationally,” tweeted Stephanie Beatriz, who plays cop Rosa Diaz on the comedy show.


the authorAisha Arshad