Kanye West attends Chicago protest, donates $2M to victims

June 5, 2020 GMT

Kanye West has donated $2 million to assist the households and authorized groups for George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor.

A consultant for the rapper confirmed that a number of the cash donated would totally cowl faculty tuition prices for Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter, Gianna. Floyd died final month after a Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee on his neck for greater than eight minutes as he pleaded for air.

Donations have been additionally made to the authorized groups of Arbery, who was gunned down whereas jogging in Georgia in February, and Taylor, who was killed in her residence in Louisville in March. Friday would have been Taylor’s 27th birthday.

West marched with protesters in his hometown of Chicago on Thursday evening.

Largely peaceable protests following the deaths of Floyd, Taylor and Arbery have led to outbreaks of violence in lots of bigger cities.

Source: AP News

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