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Entertainment Celebrities slam Trump over US protests that have swept the country in wake of George Floyd's death

07:15  02 june  2020
07:15  02 june  2020 Source:   celebrity.nine.com.au

Taylor Swift attacks Donald Trump: US stars protest after the death of George Floyd

 Taylor Swift attacks Donald Trump: US stars protest after the death of George Floyd © dpa Taylor Swift After the death of a black man in a police operation in Minneapolis and subsequent serious riots, numerous stars have also reacted. Singer Taylor Swift contacted the short message service Twitter directly to US President Donald Trump, who threatened the demonstrators with plundering with a violent military operation.

George Floyd death . Image copyright Getty Images. US President Donald Trump has threatened to send in the military to quell growing civil unrest over the death of a He said if cities and states failed to control the protests and "defend their residents" he would deploy the army and "quickly The death of George Floyd , 46, in Minneapolis on 25 May triggered an outpouring of anger across the country .

Pink is slamming President Donald Trump ’ s response to the George Floyd death protests . Reacting to the president’ s tweet calling for “LAW & ORDER!” — as well On Instagram, Pink has shared many posts over the last few days about Floyd being killed while in police custody in Minneapolis last week.

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House. © AP President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House. Celebrities are speaking out as protests that have swept the US in the wake of George Floyd's death in police custody show no signs of stopping.

Floyd, who was African-American, died in Minneapolis last week, with a bystander's video showing a white officer putting his knee on his neck for several minutes.

His death sparked a wave of anger, with demonstrations continuing across major US cities.

Many cities, including Los Angeles and New York, are under curfew orders in an attempt to quell the protests.

In an address from the White House Rose Garden on Monday, Donald Trump threatened to deploy the military if state governors did not halt the violence.

John Cusack claims police 'came at me with batons' amid Chicago protest

  John Cusack claims police 'came at me with batons' amid Chicago protest John Cusack was attending protests in Chicago on Saturday when he claimed police "came at me with batons" and fired pepper spray at him. The Being John Malkovich actor, 53, was filming the incident as people flooded the streets in protest of George Floyd's death.

The family of George Floyd has had a private autopsy performed on his body, with pathologists concluding that the cause of death was Massachusetts senator Ed Markey called Trump “scum” for how he has reponded to the George Floyd protests that are intensifying across the country .

While police leaders join protesters in denouncing the death of George Floyd , those behind the violence in cities across the country are also getting more Photos: Protests across America after George Floyd ' s death . Protesters burn materials during a protest in Washington on Monday, June 1.

The president then walked to the nearby St John's Church and posed for pictures while holding a bible.

Singer John Legend, a frequent critic of the president, accused Trump of using law enforcement to clear peaceful protesters so he could get a photograph.

He tweeted: "#BunkerBoy Trump had to prove he could walk in broad daylight today so he sicced the police on peaceful protesters so he could stand there and awkwardly hold the Bible. Dear God. We need to end this nightmare of a presidency."

Oscar-winning filmmaker Spike Lee, who refers to Trump as "Agent Orange," wrote on Instagram that the US was on the verge of a dictatorship.

Grammy-winning rapper Cardi B accused the president of threatening people and making protesters "more angry".

Trump threatens military action against rioters

 Trump threatens military action against rioters For many days, many US cities have not come to rest due to protests against excessive police violence. And for days, US President Trump has been calling on the governors to take action. Now he sharpens the tone again. © picture-alliance / AP Photo / P. Semansky Provided by Deutsche Welle In light of the recent riots in the wake of the protests against the violent death of African American George Floyd, US President Donald Trump has announced tougher measures against rioters.

Protests have swept the United States the last six days in the wake of George Floyd ' s death at While tensions between police and protesters boiled over in some cities, other officers joined the Floyd , who was unarmed, died as he was held down while handcuffed by three Minneapolis police

Photos From the George Floyd Protests , City by City. Scenes from the protests over racism and police violence that have erupted across the country . In Chicago, protesters scuffled with police on Saturday afternoon, burning at least one flag and marching toward the Trump International Hotel and

Samuel L Jackson suggested Mr Trump had "declared war on the public," admitting he fears "it's about (to) get all kinds of f----ed up here!!".

Earlier, George Clooney penned an essay for The Daily Beast, saying America's greatest pandemic is racism.

He wrote: "How many times have we seen people of colour killed by police? ... There is little doubt that George Floyd was murdered.

George Clooney wearing a suit and tie: George Clooney. © WireImage George Clooney.

"We watched as he took his last breath at the hands of four police officers."

Clooney added: "We need policymakers and politicians that reflect basic fairness to all of their citizens equally. Not leaders that stoke hatred and violence as if the idea of shooting looters could ever be anything less than a racial dog whistle."

Chart-topping star Adele also lent her support to the Black Lives Matter movement, warning against the campaign becoming "disheartened, hijacked or manipulated right now".

She wrote: "This is about systematic racism, this is about police violence and it's about inequality. And this isn't only about America! Racism is alive and well everywhere.

"I wholeheartedly stand in solidarity with the fight for freedom, liberation and justice."

NFL boss Goodell on player protests: "We were wrong" .
© MADDIE MEYER Supports the fight against racism: Roger Goodell NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has described the league's previous handling of player protests against racism and police violence as wrong . "We, the NFL, admit that we have been wrong in the past. We have not listened to our players and have not encouraged them to speak out and protest peacefully," Goodell said in a video message posted on social media was spread.

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