Beyoncé Encourages Fans to "Remain Aligned and Focused" in Call for Justice

Beyoncé has shared a message with her fans on Instagram amid protests around the world following George Floyd’s death. Read her motivational message.

By Jess Cohen Jun 04, 2020 12:31 PMTags
Watch: Beyonce Tells Fans to Remain "Focused" in Call for Justice

Beyoncé has shared a message with her fans about the fight for justice.

The Grammy winner took to Instagram on Wednesday night to post about George Floyd, just hours after three additional officers involved in his death were arrested

"The world came together for George Floyd. We know there is a long road ahead," reads a message on Beyoncé's Instagram, written alongside a picture of a protest in Minnesota. "Let's remain aligned and focused in our call for real justice."

Attorney General Keith Ellison shared on Wednesday afternoon that the three additional Minnesota police officers—J.A. Kueng, Thomas Lane, and Tou Thao—had officially been charged in the case. Court records obtained by E! News state that Kueng, Lane and Thao are each facing two felony charges: Aiding and Abetting Second Degree Murder and Aiding and Abetting Second Degree Manslaughter.

Floyd was pronounced dead on May 25 after officer Derek Chauvin pinned the 46-year-old to the ground by kneeling on Floyd's neck. Following a call for justice, Chauvin was taken into custody on May 29 and charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. However, Attorney General Ellison announced this week that the charge against Chauvin has been upgraded to felony second-degree murder.

Celebrities Speak Out in Response to George Floyd's Death

Beyoncé previously spoke out about Floyd's death in a powerful video message just days ago, urging her fans to stand up to racism.

"We need justice for George Floyd," the singer began. "We all witnessed his murder in broad daylight. We're broken and we're disgusted. We cannot normalize this pain."

"I'm not only speaking to people of color. If you're white, black, brown, or anything in-between, I'm sure you feel hopeless about the racism going on in America right now," Beyoncé went on to say. "No more senseless killings of human beings. No more seeing people of color as less than human. We can no longer look away."

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