PORSHA WILLIAMS, NICK CANNON, ARIANA GRANDE, MACHINE GUN KELLY & MORE CELEBRITIES JOIN PROTESTS AGAINST GEORGE FLOYD’S DEATH
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020
People showed up in droves this weekend to protest against the death of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, who died at the hands of a police officer. Many celebrities, such as Dish Nation host Porsha Williams, Nick Cannon, Ariana Grande, Machine Gun Kelly, stood in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement in the fight for justice.
Porsha Williams, the granddaughter of prominent civil rights activist Hosea Williams, attended protests in Atlanta over the weekend. She shared a post of the peaceful protest to Instagram with caption “we stand together,” where she was holding a sign penned with the powerful message, “We Matter.”
Ariana Grande attended protests in LA which she described as peaceful, passionate and “loving.” She sent a call-to-action to the media to shift the narrative from destructive protests to the more peaceful ones.
However, Insecure actor Kendrick Sampson and How To Get Away With Murderstar Matt McGorry had strikingly different experiences while protesting in L.A.
Glad I y’all witnessed this. Esp the video of them actually targeting us. He didn’t try to ricochet the bullets of the ground – one tactic – he pointed the gun DIRECTLY AT ME. I actually got hit 7 times with rubber bullets and many with batons. My boy has stitches. #DEFUNDPOLICEhttps://t.co/q6DLRnqlYG
Halsey was also part of a protest that started out as a peaceful assembly but quickly turned violent when police fired rubber bullets into the crowd, hitting her twice.
I dont know how to articulate the horrors of today. NG + officers firing rounds into kneeling crowds. We dont have enough medics on the ground on our side. I was treating injuries I am not qualified to. So much blood spilled. If you have med training pls go + standby outskirts.
Wearing a hoodie with some of George Floyd’s last words, “I can’t breathe,” Nick Cannon marched alongside Minneapolis protestors. In a black-and-white Instagram post captioned “Til Earth and Heaven Rings,” Cannon made it clear that the Black Lives Matter movement won’t stop until their voices are heard.
Rapper and activist J. Cole was spotted protesting in his hometown Fayetteville. The “No Role Modelz” rapper is known for showing up in times of racial unrest, as he was also present in Ferguson during the protests for Michael Brown who was also unarmed and killed by the police.