Actor and WWE star Dave Bautista flaunts his 'I can't breathe' and 'We the people' tattoos on social media

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New Delhi Published: Jun 16, 2020, 07:56 PM(IST)

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The ink on his left hand had the opening words to the Preamble of the United States Constitution, "We the people," while Bautista had "I can't breathe," referencing Floyd's last words before his death, written on his right hand.

Actor and WWE star Dave Bautista has paid a unique tribute to George Floyd. The actor took to Instagram on Saturday to reveal two new social justice-inspired tattoos, supporting the protests that have erupted in America following Floyd's death.

The ink on his left hand had the opening words to the Preamble of the United States Constitution, "We the people," while Bautista had "I can't breathe," referencing Floyd's last words before his death, written on his right hand.

"Brothers and sisters! Be relentless in the pursuit of justice," he captioned the black-and-white photo. "Be unintimidated in the fight against oppression. We’re here together to remind each other what we’re fighting for."

Bautista, 51, continued, "I want to forget but I won’t let myself. There’s too much at stake. Peace to everyone fighting for a dream. #OneNation #OneRace #DreamChasers #icantbreathe #WeThePeople."

The 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' star has been very vocal about social justice reform in the past.

"Waking into this week like my hometown painted a giant a-- beacon of hope and change on the streets of city blocks pointing right at the heart of the country," he wrote in an Instagram post last week of Washington DC, which had 'Black Lives Matter' painted in giant yellow letters down the city’s 16th Street near the White House.

"Like deal with it! Like we the people demand change. Like we’re all together in this and we will not be doing this again in 10 years. We’re too connected. We’re too united. And nobody is looking the other way any more because all lives can’t matter until #blacklivesmatter ... Peace to everyone who fought their hearts out and will continue to fight for a dream. #onenation #onerace #DreamChasers," he further added.

Bautista joins several other prominent celebrities from film and music industry in condemning police atrocities against the African-American community.

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