Kanye West Protests In Chicago, Donates To Families Of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd

Written by on June 5, 2020

Kanye West has come out to indicate his help for George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter motion, showing at a rally in Chicago on Thursday evening.

The rapper, a proud Chicago native, was seen on the “Justice for George Floyd/CPD out of CPS” rally on town’s South Aspect, although he didn’t take part within the subsequent march.  

Protests have erupted world wide since Floyd, a Black man, was killed by a police officer who knelt on his neck for almost 9 minutes in Minneapolis. The officer, Derek Chauvin, has since been charged with third-degree homicide and manslaughter, elevated to second-degree homicide this week. The opposite three officers concerned, Tou Thao, Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng, have been charged with aiding and abetting Floyd’s homicide.

The protests have additionally introduced extra consideration to the deaths of different Black folks by the hands of police, particularly Breonna Taylor, a Black lady who was shot to loss of life in her own residence by law enforcement officials in Kentucky in March, and Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man who was killed whereas jogging in Georgia in February.

Earlier on Thursday, a consultant for West confirmed to People who the rapper had created a 529 faculty financial savings plan to pay for Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter Gianna’s future tuition.

West reportedly donated a complete of $2 million to help Black-owned companies in Chicago and to help the households of Floyd, Arbery and Taylor.

One of many attorneys representing Taylor’s household, lawyer Lonita Baker, defined that West’s cash would assist cowl mounting authorized charges in an interview with USA Right now. She stated that “sometimes, the prices can be deducted from any restoration that the household could obtain on the conclusion of the case.”

“Kanye needed to make sure that the household wouldn’t must bear the brunt of these prices,” she shared.

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