The Weeknd Donates Whopping $500,000 In Support Of #BlackLivesMatter Movement
The Weeknd Donates Whopping $500,000 In Support Of #BlackLivesMatter Movement

Canadian singer The Weeknd has made donations to the tune of $500,000 equivalent to Rs 3.377 crores approx to organisations supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. He has urged “everyone with big pockets” to do the same.

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“Keep supporting our brothers and sisters out there risking everything to push for actual change for our black lives,” The Weeknd captioned screenshots of the donations, reports etonline.com.

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“Urging everyone with big pockets to give and give big and if you have less please give what you can even if it’s a small amount.#blacklivesmatter.”

The Weeknd donated $200,000 i.e. Rs 1.51 crore approx to the Black Lives Matter Global Network, $200,000 to The Colin Kaepernick Know Your Rights Camp Legal Defense Initiative, and $100,000 i.e. Rs 75 lakhs approx to the National Bail Out. In total, The Weeknd’s posted donations come to $500,000.

The Weeknd is one of many celebrities who have donated to the Black Lives Matter movement in recent days. Star couple Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds announced a $200,000 donation to the NAACP, model Chrissy Teigen posted that she donated $200,000 to bail outs of protesters across the US.

The surge in donations comes after George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man in Minneapolis, Minnesota, died when a police officer pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck, holding him down for more than eight minutes.

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