Bridesmaids actor Chris O'Dowd has released footage of a protest over the death of George Floyd at the end of his road in California.

The Roscommon actor’s footage shows masked protestors among materials set alight on the main road of the suburb where he lives in west LA. Protests have spread across the US sparked by the death of Mr Floyd, an unarmed African American man in Minneapolis police custody last Monday

O'Dowd later revealed that protestors had used his wheelie bin to start a blaze.

Many involved in the entertainment industry have used their celebrity status to call for the end of racism.

Actor John Cusack also released footage from his neighbourhood.

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Beyonce spelt it out to all her followers, as did Lady Gaga.

Halle Berry

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Halle Berry has also tweeted.