- Dwayne Johnson is calling on the United States' "compassionate" leader: "Where are you?"
- The actor shared a powerful video on Instagram telling Donald Trump the country needs him to stand by them now more than ever and say the words: "Black lives matter."
- The 48-year-old goes on to say we need to "normalise equality" in order to effect change - and we need leadership to do that.
Dwayne Johnson joined many celebrities this week in speaking out as protest action escalates in the US after the murder of George Floyd.
The 46-year-old man died in police custody on 25 May. The police officer who placed his knee on George's neck has since been charged with second-degree murder, while the other three police officers have now been arrested and charged with aiding and abetting unintentional second-degree murder while committing a felony and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter, according to People.
"Where are you?" Dwayne starts his eight-minute video, calling on Donald Trump. "Where are you – when our country is down on its knees?"
He asks for the country's "compassionate" leader to step up and say: "I got you, I hear you, I'm listening to you. And you have my word that I'm going to do everything in my power until my dying day, my last breath, to do everything I can to create the change that is needed, to normalise equality, because black lives matter.
"Where are you?"
"Of course, all lives matter," he goes on to say, "but in this moment right now – this defining, pivotal, explosive moment – where our country is down on its knees, the floorboards of our country are becoming unhinged, in this moment we must say the words: 'Black lives matter.'
"Where are you?"
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Our country is crippled and on its knees, begging to be heard and pleading for change. Where is our compassionate leader? The leader who unifies and inspires our country at our most painful time when we need it the most. The leader who steps up and takes full accountability for our country and embraces every color in it. The leader who picks our country up off its knees and says you have my word - we got this - and together, change will happen. Where are you? Because we’re all here. Maybe one day that galvanizing leader will emerge. Either way, the process to change has already begun. #normalizeequality #blacklivesmatter
The Hobbs & Shaw actor is the latest A-lister to share his thoughts on the current political climate in the US.
Kendrick Sampson, Cole Sprouse, Keke Palmer and more have taken to the streets to join protestors, while Chrissy Teigen and others have pledged millions to bail out protesters.
Jay-Z recently took out full-page newspaper spreads across the US in honour of George Floyd.
The spread quoted Martin Luther King and was signed by the rapper and the Roc Nation team.
"We are going to stand up against anything they can muster up," the quote read, "letting the world know that we are determined to be free!"