Dove Cameron and Protesters Met With Aggression Over Peaceful Protest
Dove Cameron has taken to the streets in support of Black Lives Matters to protest alongside those fighting for justice.
The actress spoke out on her social media platforms to share that she has been peacefully protesting and doing what she can to help create the change. However, Cameron shared her anger and disgust over the unjust police reaction to the protest to which she was at. The star shared that despite the peaceful culture of the event the police continued to corner the protestors physically and with threats.
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had the most incredible day peacefully protesting, people overflowing with passion and camaraderie, love and energy , passing out snacks, water, checking in on each other, not even so much as a hint of anything negative. not pictured: at the very end of the day, the police blocked off both ends of a street we (only about 100 of us) found ourselves on as we were walking home. they drove us into a walled-up parking lot, the only way out being a fence with barbed wire at the top. they had helicopters with spotlights all around, tear gas and rubber bullets on either end of the street. the escalation came nowhere, entirely uncalled for, entirely FUCKED UP. people were running in terror and panic. especially black protestors. our only choice was to break a gate down and run though the alleys FROM THE POLICE who began shooting at people a few streets away (not in the parking lot). no one was doing anything even remotely wrong. people were carrying flowers and snacks !! we are thankfully home and safe, but i don’t know about the other protestors. i heard a lot got arrested. for doing something entirely legal. the media is painting a very different image of these protests. peaceful protest is a human right recognized by our legal system. it’s in our first amendment. something is very wrong here. that being said, i will be back out tomorrow and urge you to do what you can. link to a lot of useful information on ways you can help in my bio! stay safe ! #justiceforgeorgefloyd #PROTECTBLACKLIVES
Addressing the first amendment the young actress created a powerful message to her followers through sharing her first-hand experience. Despite the aggression Cameron experienced alongside the other protestors, she vowed to return to the front line and urged her followers to do what they could as well.
the right to protest peacefully is a human right recognized by our legal system. it’s in our first amendment. do we only care about certain amendments now ??? trapping, rubber bullets and tear gas for PEACEFUL PROTEST? #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd #BLACKLIVESMATTER #PROTECTBLACKLIVES
— Dove Cameron (@DoveCameron) June 2, 2020
Dove Cameron has taken a stand and is an example to everyone everywhere that the time for action is now. Find out more about how you can support the Black Lives Matter Movement via the links in Cameron’s social media platforms.