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YouTuber PewDiePie Raises Over $100,000 for Victims of Police Violence Amid Protests

YouTuber PewDiePie Raises Over $100,000 for Victims of Police Violence Amid Protests

PewDiePie is raising money amid protests globally against systemic racism and police brutality following the murder of George Floyd.

The 30-year-old YouTuber revealed his contribution, with the help of his community, on Wednesday (June 3).

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“Today is a day that I just feel so damn grateful for so many things. An amazing wife, friends and family but also so damn proud of my audience on YT! We managed to raise over $106k + 10k (my contribution) to victims of police violence, the sentencing project and for small business effected by looting/riots. That’s a massive impact, THANK YOU to every single donation that was made and to everyone that came to watch. Huge PP! ­čĹŐFLOOR GANG´╗┐,” he wrote in a YouTube status update.

“I’m sure you’ve all seen the sickening video of George Floyd getting killed. So many people are rightfully angry and want to make things right. I think we all wish there was an easy answer and been struggling myself with how to participate and make a positive change. I’m looking into charities and options that we can support for future livestreams, if you have suggestions do let me know. No one should ever have to die like this. For now here’s the Memorial Fund for George which you can join me and donate to:
#JusticeForGeorgeFloyd´╗┐,” he wrote over the weekend.

Here are resources to help support the Black Lives Matter cause.

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