• Beyoncé urged fans to support the petition calling for justice for George Floyd
  • The "Halo" singer said that Floyd was family because he was a fellow American
  • The officer who kneeled on Floyd's neck has been arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter

Beyoncé has encouraged her fans to sign the petition seeking justice for George Floyd.

Floyd’s death in the hands of a white cop sparked outrage from the public, including celebrities. In the footage that went viral, a police officer kneeled on Floyd’s neck while he was pinning him down on the ground.

Floyd said he couldn’t breathe, but the responding officer refused to let him go. The video went on for seven minutes until Floyd became unresponsive. He was pronounced dead upon arrival at Hennepin County Medical Center.

Beyoncé was among the celebrities who reacted to the gruesome video. The “Halo” singer took to Instagram and called on her fans to sign the petitions for Floyd.

“We need justice for George Floyd. We all witnessed his murder in broad daylight. We are broken and we are disgusted. We cannot normalize this pain,” Beyoncé said on the video.

The “Single Ladies” hitmaker added that she was not speaking to just people of color but everyone, whether they may be white, black, brown and those in between, who feels hopeless due to the racism going on in the U.S.

She added that there should be no more senseless killing and belief that people of color are less human. The Grammy winner also reminded the people that Floyd was family because he was a fellow American.

“Someone has been charged, but justice is far from being achieved,” Beyoncé added. “Please sign the petition and continue to pray for peace and compassion and healing for our country.”

A petition in has over 6 million signatures already. According to the post, Floyd was murdered by the officer. He was handcuffed, restrained and was completely cooperative. The bystanders who were around during the arrest even begged the officer to take his knee off, but the officer didn’t listen.

Another petition posted on the also seeks justice for Floyd. Based on the video, Floyd did not resist arrest, so they want justice for Floyd.

“We are demanding justice for George Floyd and his family,“ the petition read.

The Color of Change and NAACP also want justice for Floyd. On May 29, Color of Change gave an update about Floyd’s death. Derek Chauvin, the officer who kneeled on Floyd’s neck, has been arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.

The group is still aiming at the other three officers, Thomas Lane, Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng who were also present during the arrest. The Color of Change petition also wants the mayor to block their pensions and ban them from becoming police officers ever again.

A Minneapolis police officer holds his knee to the neck of George Floyd, who died in police custody.
A Minneapolis police officer holds his knee to the neck of George Floyd, who died in police custody. Facebook/Darnella Frazier / Darnella Frazier