Hollywood star Dwayne Johnson is the latest star celebrity to voice his anger on the death of George Floyd. And the Baywatch actor trained his anger at US President Donald trump and his inept handling of the issue that has sparked off protests across several cities in United States.
Floyd, aged 46, died last week after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, held him down with a knee on his neck though he repeatedly pleaded, “I can”t breathe”, and “please, I can”t breathe”. Chauvin has been arrested and charged with three-degree murder and manslaughter.
Johnson took to social media to post a video, showing support to the Black Lives Matter movement and questioning Trump”s lack of leadership during country-wide protests, reports variety.com.
“Where are you? Where is our leader?” Johnson starts out by asking.
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) June 4, 2020
He continued: “Where is our leader at this time when our country is down on its knees, begging, pleading, hurt, angry, frustrated, in pain with its arms out, just wanting to be heard?”
The actor continued to ask “Where are you?” throughout the video, which is over eight minute long.
Past few days I’ve been stunned trying make sense of George Floyd’s death.
The plea for breath.
The callous response.
This is our ongoing disease.
I’ve had cops in my… https://t.co/BxWUkhXBkN
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) May 30, 2020
“Where is our compassionate leader who”s going to step up to our country who”s down on its knees, and extend a hand and say, ”You stand up, stand up with me because I got you. I hear you, I”m listening to you. And you have my word that I”m going to do everything in my power, until my dying day, my last breath, to do everything I can to create the change that is needed, to normalise equality because Black lives matter.” Where are you?” Johnson said