Paul McCartney recalls that the Beatles refused to give a concert with racial segregation in 1964 in the USA.

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Paul McCartney has shared a few words about the protests against racism resulting from the death of George Floyd, and that have led thousands of people from all over the world to demonstrate in many cities.

Thus, the Beatle has called for justice for the Floyd family and for all those who “died and suffered” from police brutality anywhere on the planet.

In a social media post, McCartney encourages his followers to educate themselves about racism and to support organizations associated with the Black Lives Matter movement.

“As we continue to see protests and demonstrations around the world, I know that many of us want to know what we can do to help,” wrote Paul.

And he added: “None of us have the answers and there is no quick way to repair it, but we need a change. We all need to work together to overcome any type of racism. We must learn more, listen more, speak more, educate ourselves and, above all, everything, act. “

On that performance, he recalled that in 1964 the Beatles were faced with the challenge of acting in Jacksonville (Louisiana, United States) before an audience racially segregated by the organization.

“It seemed bad to us, so we said ‘we are not going to do this’. And the concert we gave was the first without a segregated audience. Then we made sure that this was in our contract. It seemed common sense to us,” he said.

After this memory, McCartney has explained that it makes him sick and angry that racism is still present sixty years later, describing the death of George Floyd as “nonsense” due to “police racism”.

“Everyone here supports and is on the side of all those who are protesting and raising their voices at this time. Saying nothing is not an option,” he finished.

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