Disney pledges $ 5 million to social justice advocates after George Floyd's death

Disney has pledged to donate $ 5 million (£ 3.9 million) to groups advocating social justice, following the death of George Floyd.

Floyd died in Minneapolis after he was arrested and a white policeman nodded to his neck for more than eight minutes, despite insisting he was unable to breathe.

His death sparked protests against racism over the US and the rest of the & # 39; world in honor of & # 39; e movement Black Lives Matter and Disney bosses have announced they will donate as a call for change.

Disney CEO Bob Chapek revealed that $ 2 million (£ 1.6 million) will be donated to civil rights organization, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), while the remaining $ 3 million (£ 2.4 million) will work toward various causes & # 39; equality and justice & # 39 ;.

In a statement to Variety, Chapek said: & # 39; The killing of George Floyd has forced our nation to confront the long history of injustice that black people in America suffer, and it is critical that we stand together, speak out, and do everything possible. in our power to ensure that acts of racism and violence are never tolerated.

& # 39; This $ 5 million pledge will continue to support & # 39; e efforts by non-profit organizations such as the NAACP that have been incapable of working to ensure equality and justice. & # 39;

George Floyd died in Minneapolis after he was arrested and a white police officer nodded to his neck (Photo: AP)

The four officers involved in Floyd's death have been escaped and Officer Derek Chauvin was later arrested on suspicion of third-degree murder.

On Wednesday, it was revealed that the three other officers involved will now be charged in connection with Floyd's death, while Chauvin has charged prosecutors against him with second-degree murder.

Relatives have used their social media platforms to demand justice for George Floyd, with many donations to the Black Lives Matter fund and organizations that don't arrest protesters in bail.

Stars that dig deep include Drake, Rihanna, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, The Weeknd and John Legend and Chrissy Teigen and Harry Styles.

Inviting others to donate, One Direction star Harry tweeted: "I do things every day without fear, because I'm privileged, and I'm empowered every day to be white." Don't be racist is not enough, we must be anti-racist.

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'Social change is introduced when a society mobilizes. I stand in solidarity with all those protests. I donate to post bail for arrested organizers.

“Look inward, educate yourself and others. Listen, Read, Share, Donate and VOTE. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. BLACK LIVES MATTER. & # 39;

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