- Gabrielle Union was among many celebrities who supported protestors who took to the streets to stand against the killing of blacks in the US
- She was proud of drivers across different cities who refused to ferry individuals captured by the police while chanting in the streets
- The actress cheered them for standing by their brethren and encouraged them to continue resisting
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American actress Gabrielle Union is a proud black woman and has nothing but praise for individuals pushing the #blacklivesmatter agenda.
Briefly.co.za learnt that the star expressed her gratitude towards bus drivers who refused to ferry protesters arrested by authorities across the US.
A driver from New York had blatantly declined to be a part of people who were disrupting protests across the city.
When his video surfaced, Gabrielle caught a glimpse of it and shouted a big “Yesssss Resist!”
A 22-second clip showed people chanting and raising their folded fists as police officers approached them with the aim of capturing them and charging them with public disturbance.
The city’s drivers’ union also stood in solidarity with the ballsy man who did not cower at the sight of the adversary and instead protected his fellow “fighters”.
“We say not more execution of a black life by the hands of the police. Not one more! Justice for George Floyd,” the union said.
Already, protestors from 30 cities have gone to the streets to voice their demands and frustrations and some cops too chose to down their tools and fight for justice.
A few police officers were pictured taking their knees on the streets with other protestors as they demanded better treatment of black people living in the US.
Organisations like Reebok, Nike and Netflix also took a stand and supported protestors who were fighting for a good cause.
Netflix urged people to avoid being silent and speak up against injustice and killings of black people by cops.
George, a 46-year-old man died in the hands of cops after an officer pressed his knee against the deceased’s death until he took his last breath.
George kept shouting for help and saying he could not breathe but the officer, Derek Chauvin kept pressing harder.
First responders said the late black man was found unresponsive and later on pronounced dead.
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