"In the videos you can hear rubber bullets being fired at the protestors."
Since Friday mass protesting has sprung up across America in response to the tragic death of George Floyd. There is so much rage being expressed at this completely avoidable tragedy.
In the wake of Floyd’s death protests sprang up in Minneapolis–Saint Paul and initially were peaceful. However, it has since sparked rioting around the country as people display their anger at another black man who’s life has been lost at the hands of white police officers.
Floyd, an African-American man, died in police custody at the hands of a white police officer. The four police officers involved have been sacked, Derek Chauvin – the officer who kept his knee on Floyd’s neck until he became unresponsive – has been charged with third degree murder and second degree manslaughter.
Many celebrities have spoken out against his death, and donated towards bailing out protestors. Some celebrities have also gone the extra step and joined the protestors including Ariana Grande, Timothée Chalamet and Halsey.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 31, 2020
Ariana joined the protestors in Beverley Hills and West Hollywood yesterday and slammed the fact that these peaceful protests were not being covered in the news.
Instead the focus has mainly been on the more violent protesting in other parts of the country.
please everyone stay safe!! pic.twitter.com/ytaJV1i57z
— d 🦋 ᵇˡᵐ (@sunflwrchalamet) May 31, 2020
Timothée Chalamet joined in with protestors in Santa Monica, sharing images and videos on his Instagram account.
Holding a banner that bore the names of Breonna Taylor, Trayvon Martin and George Floyd he asked everyone to stay safe as police began to use tear gas on the growing crowds.
fired rubber bullets at us. we did not breach the line. hands were up. unmoving. and they gassed and fired. pic.twitter.com/K8YauF0APn
— h (@halsey) May 31, 2020
Halsey also showed solidarity with protestors yesterday in LA and shared lots of videos on her Instagram account.
In the videos you can hear rubber bullets being fired at the protestors. She also called for her followers to donate towards bail out fund for protestors who have been arrested.