Leo Messi joins the campaign in protest at the death of George Floyd

Stars across the world have taken to social media as part of the Black Lives Matter campaign

El polémico vídeo de George Floyd siendo aplastado por cuatro policías | Twitter

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People around the world have been joining an initiative started by the music industry under the hashtag #blackouttuesday on Tuesday. 

The campaign relates to a disconnection from commercial activity and social media in protest at the death of the African-American George Floyd at the hands of the police in the United States. 

Mass protests have followed across the U.S this week and a number of high profile people have added their name to the cause this week in support of black people worldwide. 

Among them is Barcelona star Lionel Messi, who published a black screen on his Instagram account with the relevant hashtags. In less than 15 minutes, he's had over half a million likes. 

Bundesliga players called for action on the pitch over the weekend. Marcus Thuram, Jadon Sancho and Achraf were among those to display messages or celebrate in a meaningful way. 

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