Former One Direction singer Liam Payne has joined the growing list of celebs to speak out about George Floyd's death.

The United States has seen rioting and protests after sickening footage emerged of a police office kneeling on Mr Floyd's neck during his arrest in Minneapolis.

In the footage, Mr Floyd can be heard begging the officer to stop because he couldn't breathe - the officer does not let up.

Another piece of footage shows Mr Floyd being dragged from his car, and apparently not resisting arrest.

Minneapolis Police have claimed that Mr Floyd "physically resisted officers" before his "medical distress."

Liam has lent his voice to George

The four involved have been dismissed from the police force.

But many are now calling for the officer who pinned Mr Floyd to face criminal charges as protests demand justice.

A-listers including Jamie Foxx, Snoop Dogg, Justin Bieber and Kris Jenner didn't hesitate to speak out on the "heartbreaking racism, brutality, inhumanity and injustice."

Liam shared George's quote, which has gone viral
Snoop is one of the celebs to speak out about the injustice

Now Liam has lent his voice to Mr Floyd.

Taking to Twitter, Liam shared an image of the deceased captioned with his words.

"Please I can't breathe," the quote reads, "My stomach hurts. My neck hurts. Everything hurts. They're going to kill me."

Jamie said we need no further proof of police racism
Kris asked why such tragedies still occur

Beneath it was written: "George Floyd. Say My Name. Rest In Power."

It's an image that's been shared widely on social media.

Rapper Snoop Dogg shared a series of images - two showing the calm arrests of two white mass shooting suspects, and two the arrests of black men, including Mr Floyd.

Protests have started in the States

"So nice to the (white)," he wrote, "Mass shootin suspects after they killed 32 people combined. But we die on the spot change gone come f**k marching and. Talking we done talking."

Jamie, meanwhile, shared Snoop's post, penning: "Do we need any more proof that if you are a man of color when it comes to Police procedure we are at a deadly disadvantage?...No need to sugarcoat it...Two white men carry out mass murders that kill over 32 people...One of the mass murderers sat down in the church with the black members and then proceeded to kill them and was calmly taken into custody ...#whydotheyhateus."

Kris told: "I've cried so many times today.

The sickening footage sees an officer kneel on Mr Floyd's neck

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"Watching George Floyd executed when he wasn't even resisting arrest...My heart aches so badly. I am so appalled and angry this s**t is still happening.

"We are all human and deserve to be treated that way. My heart n soul go out to his family and friends who lost him too soon.

"Giving you all the biggest virtual bear hug."