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Entertainment Ben Affleck, Keke Palmer and More Celebs Take to the Streets to Protest George Floyd's Death

04:35  03 june  2020
04:35  03 june  2020 Source:   etonline.com

JAY-Z Says Justice for George Floyd Is 'Just a First Step' After Call With Minnesota Governor

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While some celebrities are speaking out against police brutality or donating money to help pay for George Floyd protestors ' bailouts, others are taking to

Protesters who took to the streets in Minneapolis for the fifth straight night on Saturday met a more determined response from police officers and National Guard troops, as demonstrations escalated in dozens of cities across the country — an outpouring of national anger sparked by the death of a black

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While some celebrities are speaking out against police brutality or donating money to help pay for George Floyd protestors' bailouts, others are taking to the streets and joining the crowds.

Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas stepped out to show their support for the movement at a protest in Los Angeles' Venice neighborhood on Tuesday. Affleck, wearing a gray T-shirt and hoodie, proudly held up a "Black Lives Matter" sign as he and de Armas were photographed crossing Abbot Kinney Boulevard with fellow demonstrators.

The actors' appearance at the protest came just one day after he shared support for Black Lives Matter on his Instagram. "#BlackLivesMatter. Now is the time for me to listen, learn, and most importantly, take action," he wrote on Monday.

Dozens protest at U.S. embassy in Paris in solidarity with George Floyd

  Dozens protest at U.S. embassy in Paris in solidarity with George Floyd Dozens protest at U.S. embassy in Paris in solidarity with George Floyd , an African-American whose death in police custody last week has sparked unrest in the United States. © Reuters/CHRISTIAN HARTMANN Protest against the death of George Floyd, in Paris Most dressed in black and wearing face masks due to the coronavirus crisis, the demonstrators held signs saying: "Racism is choking us," "Justice for Floyd" and "I can't breathe" -- the last words Floyd gasped as a white officer knelt on his neck.

Sports stars react to US protests over George Floyd ' s death . Storror, the parkour collective that doesn't let coronavirus stop them. Liverpool players take a knee in memory of George Floyd . While Liverpool's squad took a knee during "This is someone who was killed on the streets by the police.

Protests following the death of George Floyd , a black man who pleaded that he couldn't breathe while he was held down with a knee by a Minneapolis police officer, have Some context on the video: On Sunday, several hundred people held a peaceful march in Queens, close to the 103rd police precinct.

Keke Palmer also stepped out to participate in a protest in Los Angeles on Tuesday -- and her passionate, powerful conversation with the National Guard made headlines and inspired people across the country.

Logan Paul, Josie Canseco and Travis Barker also protested on Tuesday, as did Richard Madden.

Beyoncé Urges Fans to 'Remain Aligned and Focused' Amid Protests Following George Floyd's Death

  Beyoncé Urges Fans to 'Remain Aligned and Focused' Amid Protests Following George Floyd's Death The singer shared an important message to protesters on Wednesday."The world came together for George Floyd," Beyoncé wrote alongside an aerial photo showing the massive crowd of protesters in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where Floyd was killed by police on May 25.

Several celebs spent their weekends on the streets , protesting police brutality following the death of George Floyd . Another West Coaster, Tinashe, even carried her sign on the freeway during a non-violent protest in downtown L.A. “We were there to protest police brutality and black lives, period

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On Friday, Tinashe shared a photo of herself holding up a "Black Lives Matter" sign in Los Angeles, encouraging fans to "Show up."

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"PLEASE DONT LIVE IN FEAR ♥️," another post read.

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Ariana Grande took to Twitter to share photos from her time protesting in Los Angeles.

"Hours and miles of peaceful protesting yesterday that got little to no coverage. all throughout beverly hills and west hollywood we chanted, people beeped and cheered along. we were passionate, we were loud, we were loving. cover this too please. #BLACKLIVESMATTER," she wrote.

Kevin Hart, Ludacris and More Attend George Floyd Memorial Service in Minneapolis

  Kevin Hart, Ludacris and More Attend George Floyd Memorial Service in Minneapolis A number of celebrities attended George Floyd's memorial service in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Thursday.Floyd, a 46-year-old Minneapolis man, died on Memorial Day after former police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for over eight minutes when he was arrested for suspicion of forgery outside a deli. Following his tragic death, protests have been happening nationwide as well as in numerous countries around the world to stop police brutality and systemic racism.

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George Floyd ’ s death a homicide, county medical examiner says. Yet the magnificent moral courage and spiritual sensitivity of the multiracial response to the police killing of George Floyd that now spills over into a political resistance to the legalized looting of Wall Street greed, the plundering

"Stay active, stay energized, keep sharing, keep learning. sending strength and if you are protesting today please be safe. @blklivesmatter @blmla and @wp4bl have shared more ways to help," Grande added, along with a link of ways fans can help out.

Halsey and Yungblud were also spotted at the Los Angeles protests over the weekend. Cameras captured the two wearing masks, as they held signs that read "Black Lives Matter" and chanted with the people. At one point, they both took to Instagram Live to share video from the scene.

Machine Gun Kelly also shared photos of himself at the rally, calling for justice with friends.

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Loud silence: "Silent Demos" planned against racism

 Loud silence: In Stuttgart, Karlsruhe and Mannheim, people with silent "Silent Demos" want to protest against racism this Saturday. The occasion is the death of African American George Floyd, who died in the United States on May 25 after a policeman had kneeled his neck for minutes. "Racism is also active in Germany," said the organizer of the Stuttgart demo, Nadia Asiamah. © Photo: Uwe Anspach / dpa A graffiti, candles, flowers and stones in memory of George Floyd in Mannheim.

In a shocking video captured in Minneapolis, 3 young white men can be seen beating up a black protester . Protests have raged in the city for the past few days after George Floyd , an unarmed black man was killed by police officers.

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Meanwhile, in Miami, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello were spotted walking around with protestors, holding up signs and wearing masks to protect them from the coronavirus.

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And in Minnesota, NBA star Karl-Anthony Towns protested at the state house, just weeks after losing his mother to COVID-19.

Emily Ratajkowski shared similar snapshots, along with updates on what was happening as the day went by.

"DISMANTLE POWER STRUCTURES OF OPPRESSION #defundthepolice #justiceforgeorgefloyd #blacklivesmatter," she captioned her slideshow.

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Insecure star Kendrick Sampson continued to update his Instagram with videos from Saturday's protests. In one, he explained how the police were asking people to disperse but they were boxed in.

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Rapper J. Cole was also spotted in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Other stars like Paris Jackson, Nick Cannon, Tessa Thompson and Timothée Chalamet also shared posts while protesting over the weekend. See below:

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Floyd, a black man living in Minnesota, died after a police officer held him down by the neck with his knee for more than seven minutes when he was arrested for suspicion of forgery outside a deli. Since Floyd's death, people have begun to protest in Minneapolis and across the nation. On Friday, the since-fired police officer who held down Floyd by his neck was arrested and charged with murder.

Keke Palmer Says Police Kneeling for BLM Protesters ‘Has Become a Mockery’

  Keke Palmer Says Police Kneeling for BLM Protesters ‘Has Become a Mockery’ When National Guardsmen knelt before Keke Palmer and a crowd of protesters earlier this month, the actress said that “ain’t enough for me.” And in a new op-ed published Tuesday, she made it clear why. Palmer, like many celebrities, had joined a protest demanding justice for George Floyd and other unarmed black Americans killed by police. At one point during the demonstration, she urged the National Guard to march with the group. Instead, they knelt before her one by one. But as critics have pointed out, such displays largely function as positive publicity for police without serving the cause; in fact, if anything, they impede it.

As protests continue, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garrett announced that a curfew would be put into place. Curfews in Minneapolis and St. Paul, among other cities have also imposed a curfew, according to CBS News.

See how other celebrities have spoken out after Floyd's death, in the video below.

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Keke Palmer Explains How Viral, National Guard Moment Happened .
The actress recalled being "confused" and she didn't understand why there was "this separation between us when they're human like I'm human."The actress led a passionate exchange between protesters and National Guard soldiers during a Los Angeles protest on June 2. Palmer criticized President Donald Trump's rhetoric and asked the armed officers to march with the protesters. While the officers refused to march, they eventually took a knee.

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