Jamie Foxx, Ariana Grande, Halsey, Michael B Jordan join Black Lives Matter protests

Jamie Foxx, Ariana Grande, Halsey, Michael B Jordan join Black Lives Matter protests
The stars take to the streets as they call for justice for justice for George Floyd

MANILA, Philippines – Some of film, TV, and music’s biggest starts joined Black Lives Matter protests in the US sparked by the death of African-American George Floyd in the hands of Minneapolis police.

Floyd died after a policeman kneeled on his neck for nearly 9 minutes even as he was handcuffed and unarmed. Derek Chauvin, the white policeman, was charged with charged for unintentionally causing a death and negligent manslaughter on Friday, May 29.

The act was captured on video, sparking renewed outrage over the continuing acts of injustice against black people in the United States.  

Actor Jamie Foxx was one of the first celebrities to speak out during a protest in Minneapolis.


Nick Cannon also joined a protest in Minneapolis, holding a placard that read “Justice for Floyd.” 



Ariana Grande also took to the streets, sharing some photos from a protest in Los Angeles on her Instagram stories.


Actor John Cusack tweeted his experience at a protest in Chicago. The actor said he was hit with a baton.



Singer Tinashe shared photos of another protest in Los Angeles.



Black Panther star Michael B Jordan was also spotted in a protest.

Singer Halsey also took part in a protest, posting updates on Twitter and her Instagram stories.

In a tweet, the singer said police shot rubber bullets at protesters without provocation. “fired rubber bullets at us. we did not breach the line. hands were up. unmoving. and they gassed and fired,” she tweeted. 



Insecure actor Kendrick Sampson also joined a protest in Los Angeles, sharing videos on his Instagram.



Other celebrities earlier shared their sentiments on social media.

Beyonce posted a video calling for justice for George Floyd. She also asked followers to sign a petition to charge those responsible for his death.


Dwayne ‘The Rock” Johnson, Rihanna, Reese Witherspoon, and Kim Kardashian-West have also expressed their outrage over the George Floyd’s death and repeated instances of racism against the black community.



– Rappler.com 

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