Halsey Stands up for Black Lives Matter in Los Angeles Protest

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Halsey exercised her right to stand up for fellow citizens in a Los Angeles protest.

Halsey attended the protest on Saturday, May 30th to call for justice for George Floyd. Using her social media platform, she detailed her experience, saying that she sustained a bruise from a rubber bullet. She also posted that she was gassed several times despite her attempts to be peaceful. Halsey stated she plans on protesting again.


The singer explained that patriotism requires a willingness to stand up for others and called others to follow in her footsteps.


Halsey is no stranger to social justice, she gave a speech at the Women’s March in D.C. in 2018 that was seen by people around the globe. In her speech she spoke out against sexual abuse, recalling her own experiences in a poem called “A Story Like Mine.”

 

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as many of you know George Floyd was a black man murdered by a police officer. He was unarmed and initially restrained for a nonviolent crime. Say his name. Share this information. If you have friends and family who are privileged enough to “stay away from this kind of news” then take that fucking privilege away. Uplift the voices of black members of your community voicing their fear or outrage or grief. 👉🏼👉🏼Text “FLOYD” to 55156👈🏼👈🏼 and sign the petition seeking justice. The officers in question have been terminated and given paid leave. This is not sufficient punishment for murder. They need to be prosecuted. if you’re staying silent you’re contributing to the problem. I am updated on my Twitter if you are looking for more resources and information. The link for donations to black lives matter is in my bio. #blacklivesmatter

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Halsey took to Instagram on Thursday to raise awareness of the Black Lives Matter movement after Floyd’s death. Like many other celebrities, Halsey is using her platform to educate her followers and plead for justice. Follow the links in her Instagram bio where donations can be made to fund the movement.