A nationwide call for change has been sweeping across all 50 states of America. Spurred by a policeman’s blatant killing of George Floyd in broad daylight and in public view. The height of police brutality has reached its limit that citizens of all color, race, religion, social and political standing are one in calling for reforms to end all injustices against people of color.
Many well known personalities, musicians and Hollywood actors left the comfort of their plush home to join the Black Lives Matter protesters. They did so not for purposes of publicity as many tried to remain incognito, lest they draw unnecessary attention. Still, they shared their exoeriences to fans via Instagram.
Some others have donated money to foundations that have been intervening on behalf of protesters who were arrested. To date, an outpouring of financial donations are available to use as bail money and/ or go back to continue supporting the George Floyd/Black Lives Matter peaceful rallies.
Some of the accounts to which donations go to include the Peoples City Council Freedom Fund, the Minnesota Freedom Fund, and the Louisville Community Bail Fund, Mivement 4 Black Lives, The Bail Project and the National Lawyers Guild.
Celebrities Who Actually Joined the Peaceful Demonstrations
Among Hollywood personalities who were firsts to join the protest marches organized in Los Angeles is Kristen Stewart and real-life partner Dylan Meyer.
Ariana Grande also came out to join demonstrators in Beverly Hills, although somewhat disappointed that the media preferred to cover the looting incidents in Santa Monica.
On Friday, Jamie Foxx showed up in the streets of Minneapolis to join black community leaders and the crowd of protesters, but begged not to be interviewed as he was quoted as saying that he is not there as a celebrity.
The Masked Singer host, Nick Cannon also joined the protest in Minneapolis, wearing a shirt carrying George Floyd’s last words “Please I can’t breathe,”
Over the weekend, Tessa Thompson joined and documented the take-a-knee demonstrations in Los Angeles, but which she reported to have escalated when members of the LAPD arrived.
John Boyega led the Black Lives Matter rally in Hyde Park, London saying he does not mind if he will still have a career.
John Cusack’s protest experience in Chicago included a violent encounter with policemen, who came at him with batons, and hit his bike to stop him from taking videos of a burning car.
Kevin Hart, Tyrese Gibson and Ludacris showed support to the movement at George Floyd’s memorial.