As protests continue against police brutality throughout the United States surrounding the police killing of George Floyd, Chrissy Teigen is using her platform to help those protestors who have been arrested. Teigen shared on Twitter that she would first donate $100,000 to help pay for protestors’ bailouts, but later increased the amount to $200,000.
“I am committed to donating $100,000 to the bail outs of protestors across the country,” Teigen tweeted before increasing the amount to another $100,000 after someone replied in a now deleted tweet that the protestors were “rioters and criminals.”
George Floyd, a black man, died after a white police officer, Derek Chauvin, kneeled in his neck for more than seven minutes after arresting him for suspicion of forgery. Derek Chauvin was fired from the Minnesota Police Department and then four days later was arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. He is currently being held on $500,000 bail.
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