WWE Releases Statement Condemning Racial Injustice
In the wake of the George Floyd protests...
Protests have erupted throughout the United States since George Floyd died in police custody on May 25. Demonstrations have taken place in at least 140 cities and the National Guard has been deployed in 21 states.
Floyd died in Minneapolis, Minnesota after officers pinned him to the ground and Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for nine minutes. Floyd was motionless for the final three minutes. Chauvin has since been arrested and charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
Yesterday, numerous organisations and people took part in Blackout Tuesday to protest all forms of racism and police violence. One such organisation was WWE, which changed its profile pictures on social media to black squares and released a statement condemning racial injustice.
The company wrote: "WWE supports an inclusive society and condemns racial injustice. We stand beside our Black performers, employees and fans around the world, and encourage everyone to use their voice to speak out against racism. We offer our sincere condolences to the family of George Floyd and the families of countless others who have lost their lives due to senseless violence."