With most major cities in the United States protesting police brutality and racial injustice in recent days after the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, Yankees star Giancarlo Stanton spoke about the situation on Saturday.
"Enough is Enough," Stanton wrote on Twitter. "It's going to take everyone to help this system change. No matter your color or attributes, We are all human, who know what's right deep down. Making a real change will be Justice for Floyd & everyone who came before him. Let's all be a part of the change."
Stanton's message was accompanied by a video with messages such as "Don't accept innocent lives being taken from us," "Don't make any more excuses," "Don't think this doesn't affect you," and "Don't sit back and be silent."
Floyd died following his arrest in Minnesota after police officer Derek Chauvin -- who was later arrested and charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter -- had his knee on a prone Floyd's neck for roughly nine minutes while Floyd repeatedly said "I can't breathe."
After protests began in and around Minneapolis following the death of Floyd, other protests have taken place in New York City, Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, Miami, Chicago, Atlanta, Detroit, and elsewhere.