‘The Originals’ star Claire Holt Shares A Powerful Message About George Floyd’s Death

Actress Claire Holt shares a powerful message about George Floyd’s death in her social media profiles.

‘The Originals’ star spoke out over George Floyd’s death, the murder charges against the police officer who kneeled on Floyd’s neck during his arrest and the three other officers who have yet to be arrested for their involvement.

Here’s what she said – “I’ve been at a loss for words all week. My heart is so heavy and I am devastated by what’s happening in the country I call home. I’ve been afraid to post anything. Afraid that I will appear ignorant or self righteous – who am I to speak on such an incredibly significant topic as a privileged white woman? But it isn’t enough to grieve for the black community in silence. I want to learn. I want to understand. I want to be better. As I hold my son close, my heart aches for the mothers and fathers who have lost children to such senseless racism. It aches knowing that they must raise their babies to fear those who are supposed to protect us. I stand with you and I will not stay quiet. #justiceforgeorgefloyd”

 

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I’ve been at a loss for words all week. My heart is so heavy and I am devastated by what’s happening in the country I call home. I’ve been afraid to post anything. Afraid that I will appear ignorant or self righteous – who am I to speak on such an incredibly significant topic as a privileged white woman? But it isn’t enough to grieve for the black community in silence. I want to learn. I want to understand. I want to be better. As I hold my son close, my heart aches for the mothers and fathers who have lost children to such senseless racism. It aches knowing that they must raise their babies to fear those who are supposed to protect us. I stand with you and I will not stay quiet. #justiceforgeorgefloyd

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On Friday afternoon, Derek Chauvin was charged with 3rd-degree murder and manslaughter over Floyd’s death. The former Minneapolis police officer was taken into custody that morning, however the three other officers involved in Floyd’s murder, have only been fired from the police department and have yet to face any charges.

On May 25, footage obtained by bystanders showed Chauvin pinning Floyd to the ground and kneeling on his neck as Floyd pleaded, “I can’t breathe.” He died moments later.

While many stars have spoken out —some have also taken to the streets to protest.

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