By: Ali Condon
Kevin Hart has commended the ever-growing Black Lives Matter movement for reaching protestors from all 50 US states.
The African-American comedian shared a screenshot from the CNN news report to his Instagram, with the caption ‘This is POWER. Enough is Enough. It’s time for change.’
The news report shows a CNN reporter sharing news that George Floyd protests have now reached all 50 states in America, just eight days since demonstrations began in Minneapolis.
Hart has been active on social media throughout the George Floyd protests, expressing his outrage and confusion following the murder of yet another unarmed black man as a result of police brutality.
The 40-year-old has reached out to media outlets, encouraging them to cover the full story of the protests and to share the right narrative as more protests break out and police brutality worsens.
‘Be apart of the solution… not the problem’, he captioned his Instagram video. ‘Push the correct narrative. There is a reason that all of this is happening… Don’t ignore or slide away from the reason!!!!!! Enough is Enough.’
‘You guys control the narrative,’ said Hart, addressing news reporters and journalists. ‘So I feel like you guys have a job to do about pushing the correct narrative.’
‘Right now I’m watching that narrative slowly change into the rioting, into the looting. But we’re not talking about the reason. We’re not talking about why we’re witnessing what we’re witnessing.’
‘There’s a reason. I don’t want to lose sight of that reason. That reason is because another man died in the hands of a police officer.’
Protests broke out in Minneapolis just over one week ago following the brutal murder of George Floyd, an unarmed black man. Police officer Derek Chauvin was filmed pinning the handcuffed Floyd to the ground with his knee on the victim’s neck for over eight minutes until he lost consciousness and died.
The officer has since been dismissed and charged with second-degree murder while the three other former police officers with him when Mr Floyd died have also been charged.
Protests have spread, not only across all 50 states but worldwide, with Ireland holding its own set of solidarity demonstrations across the bank holiday weekend.