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Russell Wilson has joined the conversation surrounding the murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.

His message, posted Monday morning to his Twitter and Instagram, centered around the idea that this country can no longer ignore racism.

"The continual violence against blacks and people of color must stop," Wilson wrote.

Wilson is among a large contingent of high-profile athletes who have made public statements on the matter. DK Metcalf released a video on Sunday with his thoughts on the matter.

Protests have continued across the country as the Black Lives Matter movement seeks justice for police violence against people of color.

Chauvin has been arrested and charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. However, the other three officers who were present on the scene are yet to be placed into custody. All three failed to step in as Chauvin had his knee on Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes. On Sunday, Minneapolis police chief Medaria Arradondo said that those three officers were complicit in Floyd's death. Minnesota governer Tim Walz shared that the state's attorney general Keith Ellison, not county's district attorney, will lead the prosecution in this case.