Celebs voice their support for #BlackLivesMatter movement


Celebs voice their support for #BlackLivesMatter movement

Following the two isolated police shootings of Philando Catile, 32, and Alton Sterling, 37, celebrities took to social media to vocalise their concerns and support the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

The anti-racism movement began in 2012, following the second-degree murder acquittal of George Zimmerman, who shot unarmed African-American teenager Trayvon Martin. The national organisation and its supporters ask to end racial profiling, police brutality and racial inequality.

Here are just a few of the many though-provoking messages from celebrities:

Beyonce held a moment of silence during her Formation World Tour in Glasgow, projecting the names of victims on a large screen.

Tyga posted a long caption on Instagram, one quote including:
"Stand up and fight for whats right it could be your family next! yes #alllivesmatter too but its the BLACK LIVES being murdered! SO let's fix that first!!!!"

John Legend tweeted: "We should not have to jump through hoops to prove black people shouldn't be shot by police during routine traffic stops."

Zandaya tweeted: "How many more times must this happen for us to matter? How many more must we lose? BLACK. LIVES. MATTER. #AltonSterling"

Drake wrote on Instagram:
“I am grateful to be able to call America my second home. Last night when I saw the video of Alton Sterling being killed it left me feeling disheartened, emotional and truly scared. I woke up this morning with a strong need to say something.
It’s impossible to ignore that the relationship between black and brown communities and law enforcement remains as strained as it was decades ago. No one begins their life as a hashtag. Yet the trend of being reduced to one continues.
This is real and I’m concerned. Concerned for the safety of my family, my friends and any human being that could fall victim to this pattern. I do not know the answer. But I believe things can change for the better. Open and honest dialogue is the first step.
My thoughts and prayers are with the Sterling family and any family that has lost someone to this cycle of violence.
Be safe out there. More life.”





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