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Joe Burrow speaks out on Twitter, says "black community needs our help"

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Posted at 8:40 PM, May 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-29 21:40:31-04

Former LSU quarterback Joe Burrow spoke out on Twitter Friday, addressing current issues following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

"The black community needs our help. They have been unheard for far too long," Burrow wrote. "Open your ears, listen, and speak. This isn't politics. This is human rights."

His message comes as demonstrators are taking to streets across the country to protest Floyd's death. Floyd was arrested by officers in Minneapolis on Monday, and video shows Floyd pinned to the ground with one officer's knee on his neck. Floyd later died at a local hospital.

People have taken to social media to call for justice for Floyd, often quoting what Floyd can be heard saying in the video - "I can't breathe."

#Atlanta and #JusticeforGeorgeFloyd were trending on Twitter Friday night, and celebrities and athletes added their voices to the conversation.

Four Minneapolis police officers were fired after the incident, with one, Derek Chauvin, facing charges of Third Degree Murder and Manslaughter.

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