Jaime King claims she was arrested during peaceful LA protest

Jaime King claims she was arrested during peaceful LA protest

Actress Jaime King says she was arrested while peacefully protesting police brutality following George Floyd’s death in Los Angeles on Tuesday night.

“Currently arrested for a peaceful protest,” King, 41, tweeted around 10:30 p.m. PT. “Writing in handcuffs in back of bus. EVERYONE WAS PEACEFUL. – Jaime and the rest of my sisters on this bus. 77th precinct.”

She updated her followers over an hour later, “Currently still on the bus for over 4 hours. Took us from 77th precinct to San Pedro. Women w/no access to vital meds, bathrooms, bleeding through their pants. They are laughing at us. #BlackLivesMattter.”

King’s rep did not immediately get back to us.

Earlier on Tuesday, ahead of Los Angeles County’s 6:00 p.m. curfew, King was spotted protesting outside of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s house in Hancock Park.

The model has actively been using her social media platforms to support Black Lives Matter and posted a photo of herself and her friend, Krystina Arielle Tigner, as a way to “amplify her voice” on Tuesday ahead of the protests.

“She uses her own platform to bring awareness to the struggles that she and other Black people face on a daily basis,” King captioned the photo. “Black voices matter, black stories matter, and black lives matter. How we use our voices and our platforms is important. It isn’t enough to just say black lives matter and go back to our carefully curated social media squares. We have to use our influence to uplift and raise the voices of those that can change the world.”

She continued, “It’s a privilege to be able to walk out the door without fear that you won’t walk back in because the color of your skin was seen as a threat. It’s a privilege to have the platform that I have and to be able to be heard. I will never know firsthand the experiences of Existing while black. I will never send my sons out the door with the fear that they’ll become a hashtag movement because their skin color was seen as a threat.”

King shares two sons, James, 6, Leo, 4, with her estranged husband Kyle Newman. The couple is currently in the midst of a divorce.

King is not the only celebrity to take part in peaceful protests. “Riverdale” star Cole Sprouse was arrested at a Los Angeles protest earlier in the week, while Keke Palmer urged the National Guardsmen to join in on a George Floyd protest on Tuesday.

January Jones and her son Xander, 8, also joined in on a protest.

Singer Madison Beer said she was tear-gassed at a Santa Monica protest and Halsey said she was hit by police pellets and was “gassed” during a Los Angeles-based protest as well.


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