McDonald's Ad Remembers Black Victims of Police Brutality and Gun Violence

Chain is also donating to the National Urban League and NAACP


As protesters take to the streets in cities across the United States, spurred by the death of Black Minneapolis resident George Floyd beneath the knee of a police officer, brands have shown a new level of willingness to voice their opposition to police brutality.

Today, one of the world’s largest brands, McDonald’s, has joined the conversation with a bold spot from Wieden + Kennedy New York that directly names and memorializes seven Black Americans killed by police or shot to death while unarmed: Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Alton Sterling, Botham Jean, Atatiana Jefferson, Ahmaud Arbery and Floyd.

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