Stars Pay Tribute To George Floyd, One Year After His Tragic Passing

"For many of us, Black Lives have never NOT mattered. If U R new to this, stay in the fight. Happy 1 year awakening"

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Celebrities have been taking to social media this week to mark the one-year anniversary of the death of George Floyd.

On the 25th of May 2020, 46-year-old George Floyd was murdered by police officer Derek Chavin as he knelt on his neck for more than 9 minutes. Video footage of the killing was recorded and shared globally, thus going on to spark outrage across the entire world, with the Black Lives Matter movement becoming one of the largest movements the world has seen.

In the year following George’s death, Derek has been found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter, with the other three officers present at the time facing charges of aiding second-degree murder and manslaughter.

Today, one year on from the tragic event, global stars are sharing their thoughts and condolences with George and his family, paying tribute to the man who changed the world.

Kicking off the tributes, former American president Barack OBama tweeted:

“George Floyd was murdered one year ago today. Since then, hundreds more Americans have died in encounters with police—parents, sons, daughters, friends taken from us far too soon. But the last year has also given us reasons to hope.”

Continuing on he added: “When injustice runs deep, progress takes time. But if we can turn words into action and action into meaningful reform, we will, in the words of James Baldwin, “cease fleeing from reality and begin to change it.””

Barack’s wife, Michelle joined her husband in paying respects, tweeting:

Sharing some artwork, Oprah Winfrey wrote:

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