American rap artist and husband of actress and fashion model Kim Kardashian Kanye West made a donation that will pay for college at the daughter of George Floyd, whose death on May 25 caused widespread protests and unrest in the United States. It is reported by Variety with reference to the official representative of the rapper.
The total amount of donations amounted to $ 2 million. Some of them will go to pay for the college of six-year-old Gianna Floyd. The remaining funds are transferred to charity funds associated with Ahmad Arbury and Breona Taylor – other black victims of violence by white Americans and the police.
The money will also go to charitable foundations that help victims of violence in West Chicago, Illinois, as well as support for local businesses founded by African Americans.
African American George Floyd died in a Minneapolis (Minnesota) hospital on May 25. Before that, he was detained by police on suspicion of using counterfeit bills. During the arrest, one of the policemen put a knee on his throat.
After that, first in Minnesota, and then throughout the United States, protests and riots with robberies began. According to the latest data , as a result of clashes between protesters and the police, 114 law enforcement officers were injured.
On June 4, a farewell ceremony was held in Minneapolis with Floyd. During her, a prominent black rights activist in the United States, preacher Alfred Sharpton, accused President Donald Trump of using Floyd’s death for political purposes.