For the last three months, the world is suffering from coronavirus, and the danger of the virus is still alive. However, after the tragic death of George Floyd, citizens of the United States of America started to protest the police violence by showing their support to black people.
Today, Oscar-awarded actress Julia Roberts has posted a new Instagram post to spreading some words over the police brutality and current state of US Riots. She also advised US Citizens on what they have to do now.
Here’s what she said:
“Next is the most critical stage — action. We must continue to educate ourselves and contribute to the fight against police brutality and systemic racism. I will be posting a list of reading materials, organizations to support, etc. to Julia’s stories that can be helpful in bringing about positive change.”
She also mentioned the deaths of some black people such as George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery and shared her observation on how the world reacted to those tragic incidents.
“The past 2 weeks have been overwhelming to say the least. For 8 minutes and 43 seconds, the world watched as a white police officer kneeled on the neck of a black man as he literally begged for his life. On a human level, the death of #GeorgeFloyd was excruciating to watch, particularly as a Black person. But the most recent incident wasn’t the first.
The violent deaths of #BreonnaTaylor, #AhmaudArbery, and countless others have put a global spotlight on systemic racism in America. Now, it seems the world is listening. Martin Luther King said, “Riots are the language of the unheard.” We’re watching people around the entire world stand together as a unified front. Not for black against white. Or civilians against cops. But fighting for what’s right. Together.”
You can see the original Instagram post below.