Justin Timberlake urges fans to donate for George Floyd protesters

Justin Timberlake urges fans to donate for George Floyd protesters

- Justin Timberlake has joined other celebrities who're supporting the George Floyd protests taking place in the US

- Floyd died in hospital after a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck during his arrest.

- Actors Steve Carell, Patton Oswalt, Don Cheadle, and Seth Rogen are among others donating to the cause.

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Grammy-winning singer Justin Timberlake has joined other several celebrities who have backed the George Floyd protests taking place in Minneapolis, US.

Briefly.co.za reported that Floyd died in hospital in an incident that is now under investigation by the FBI and has triggered a national outcry.

He died after a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck during his arrest.

Justin has encouraged fans to "support" Minneapolis protesters by donating to the Minnesota Freedom Fund, a nonprofit group raising money to bail out protesters.

The protests have turned into violence and vandalism, reports breitbart.com.

Rioters have allegedly destroyed police cars, looted businesses and have set police stations on fire.

The pop star posted on Twitter:

"Please join me in supporting the Minneapolis protestors by donating to the @mnfreedomfund. The freedom fund is combating the harms of incarceration by paying bail for low income individuals who cannot otherwise afford: https://minnesotafreedomfund.org."

Actors Steve Carell, Patton Oswalt, Don Cheadle, and Seth Rogen are among others donating to the cause.

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According to breitbart.com, the donations come as rioters, many of whom are members of outside groups including Antifa, flood the streets, sowing discord with acts of lawlessness.

President Trump on Sunday reportedly stated that the US will designate Antifa as a terrorist organisation.

Attorney General William Barr declared that acts of violence from Antifa "and other similar groups" in connection with the rioting sparked by the death of Floyd "is domestic terrorism and will be treated accordingly".

A GoFundMe campaign to help Floyd's family has surpassed $1 million (R17.5 million).

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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