American actress Meghan Markle, wife of prince Harry, spoke Thursday on the death of George Floyd, denouncing racism and supporting the movement against police brutality “Black Lives Matter” (” The lives of black matter “).
“I realized that the only mistake was to keep silent, because the life of George Floyd had,” said the duchess of Sussex, in a video addressed to young graduates of his old high school Immaculate Heart in Los Angeles.
Meghan Markle has then given details of the names of other victims of black police killings, as Breonna Taylor, health professional 26-year-old killed at his home by police in march, or Tamir Rice, a boy of 12 years shot dead while he was playing with a toy gun in 2014.
“The lives of many other people, those of which we know the names, and those of which we do not know the names “, also had, she continued.
Now based in Malibu, California, Meghan Markle is remembered the riots of 1992 in his hometown, Los Angeles, ” triggered by an act of racism free “, the beating of the motorist as black Rodney King, and then the acquittal of four white police officers involved.
“I remember the curfew, I would be rushed with me and have seen on the way in car ashes fall from the sky, having smelled the fumes and saw the smoke pouring out of the buildings,” she recounted.
The protests and violence that had spread to San Francisco, Las Vegas, Atlanta and New York had done at the time 59 deaths and 2328 injured.
Born to a mother of african-american and a white father, the actress métis of 38 years has itself been a victim of racism, especially when she lived in the United Kingdom, which she left last winter, with prince Harry, at the same time that their status as “active members” of the royal family.
A presenter for british radio BBC Radio 5 live had been fired in 2019, to have attached to it a photo of a monkey to that of the son of the royal couple.
Meghan Markle had also related his experience with racism in 2012 in a campaign video on social networks called “I won’t stand for “” I can’t tolerate “).