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Ariana Grande, John Boyega, Halsey, More Stars Protest George Floyd’s Death

Ariana Grande, John Boyega, Halsey, More Stars Protest George Floyd’s Death

Ariana Grande, Rachel Lindsay, Halsey and more stars joined the thousands of protesters in cities across the U.S. to demand justice for George Floyd while advocating for the Black Lives Matter movement.

Floyd died while being restrained in police custody in Minneapolis on Monday, May 25. His death sparked outrage as celebrities spoke out against police brutality and racial inequality on social media. Mass protests kicked off in Minneapolis before spreading to cities across the U.S. where stars took their advocacy offline.

Grande, 26, was spotted at a Black Lives Matter protest in Los Angeles on Saturday, May 30, where she wore a mask and held up a sign that read “Black Lives Matter.” Days earlier, the “Thank U, Next” singer urged her followers to get involved in the movement via Instagram.

“A lot of things feel scary, dangerous and uncertain right now … but there are things within our control: voting, contacting lawmakers, and taking the census,” Grande wrote on Friday, May 29.

Other stars documented their activism on social media including Lindsay, 35, who shared a photo of herself and her husband, Bryan Abasolo, after they hit the streets to protest on Saturday.

Halsey reunited with her ex-boyfriend Yungblud on Saturday in Los Angeles where she shared that police “fired rubber bullets” at protesters.

“We did not breach the line,” the “Graveyard” singer wrote. “Hands were up. Unmoving. And they gassed and fired.”

The New Jersey native later assured fans that she “was not arrested” but noted the importance of the safety of her fellow protesters.

“Im safe. There were ppl I had to get to safety as many of them have VISAs. Myself + many of my peers were shot, gassed + antagonized. The frontline was calm + did not provoke. BUT MANY ARE NOT SAFE + MANY ARE IN CUSTODY,” Halsey tweeted.

Protesting turned violent for some stars including Kendrick Sampson and John Cusack.

The Insecure actor, 32, was hit with rubber bullets while he was taking part in the protests in Los Angeles on Saturday. Sampson shared eight videos on Instagram that showed a demonstration at Pan Pacific Park where officers fired rubber bullets at protesters. In another video, Sampson appears to be hit by an officer’s baton as he asks police “Why are you hitting me?”

Cusack, 53, for his part, shared video footage on Saturday of police in Chicago coming at him “with batons” while he was protesting on his bicycle.

Scroll down to see the stars on the frontlines of the George Floyd protests.

Pink

The “Just Give Me a Reason” singer attended a Black Lives Matter protest with her husband, Carey Hart, in California on June 6. She wore a blue T-shirt that read “Nah” with the subheading “Rosa Parks, 1955,” in honor of the civil rights activist.

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Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas

The couple was joined by singer Paris Carney and friend Greg Garbo while protesting. They shared multiple photos on Instagram of the protest on June 6, captioning the stills, “Black Lives Matter.”

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Madonna

The icon was spotted leading a Black Lives Matter protest in London on June 6.

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Michael B. Jordan

The Black Panther star was seen marching and speaking to a group at a protest in Century City, California, on June 6.

 

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Joe Keery

The Stranger Things star and his girlfriend, Maika Monroe, honored Breonna Taylor at a protest in Los Angeles on June 5.

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Ireland Baldwin

The model attended a protest in Los Angeles on June 4. “Beautiful moments. Beautiful people,” she captioned an Instagram post, which featured a video and several snaps from the gathering.

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Alia Shawkat

The Arrested Development actress participated in a protest in Hollywood on June 3.

 

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Cara Delevingne

The model joined a Black Lives Matter protest in Hollywood on June 3. “One step forward, but a long way to go,” she wrote via Instagram, sharing a photo of herself carrying a sign that read, “Black Lives Matter.”

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Steph and Ayesha Curry

The Currys attended a Walking in Unity event in Oakland, California, on June 3. “Today was a movement in Oakland! Thank you @juanonjuan10 for the leadership,” the NBA star wrote via Instagram. “Everybody play your role and be consistent with it. This is a real moment of change. Keep each other accountable.

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Ellen Pompeo and T.R. Knight

The Grey’s Anatomy costars participated in a rally in West Hollywood on June 3, during which the pair took a knee alongside other protesters. Knight also had a sign that read: “Black Lives Matter.”

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Jonah Hill

The Oscar nominee attended a protest in Los Angeles on June 3 after declaring via Instagram that he would “listen, learn, show up, donate and support” black people.

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Zoë Kravitz

The Big Little Lies star joined a protest in London on June 3 and carried a sign with a quote by the late novelist James Baldwin in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. “GO HEAD LONDON. #blacklivesmatter,” she captioned the photo, to which her father, Lenny Kravitz, replied, “That’s my girl!” Zoë’s stepfather, Jason Momoa, commented with praying hands and black heart emojis as well.

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Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas

On June 2, the couple marched in a protest together to save the historic First Baptist Church of Venice from demolition.

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John Boyega

The Star Wars actor gave an emotional speech to a crowd while attending a London protest on June 3. “We are a physical representation of our support for George Floyd. We are a physical representation of our support for Sandra Bland. We are a physical representation of our support for Trayvon Martin. We are a physical representation of our support for Stephen Lawrence,” he said at the time. “I’m speaking to you from my heart. Look, I don’t know if I’m going to have a career after this, but f–k that.”

Boyega continued, “Today is about innocent people who were halfway through their process, we don’t know what George Floyd could have achieved, we don’t know what Sandra Bland could have achieved, but today we’re going to make sure that won’t be an alien thought to our young ones.”

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Amber Riley

The Glee alum performed Beyoncé’s song “Freedom” while attending a protest in Los Angeles on June 2. Before singing her rendition, Riley told the crowd: “I need you all to clap and give me a beat, like a heartbeat.”

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David Schwimmer

The Friends alum reunited with his ex-wife, Zoë Buckman, in New York City to attend a Black Lives Matter protest together on June 2.

“We’re no longer a couple, but @zoebuckman and I are parents of a nine year old, and fellow advocates for social justice and reform,” he wrote via Instagram. “We marched in honor of the countless black lives lost to racial violence; to oppose the institutional racism and systemic bias against marginilized [sic] communities; to show our love for, and solidarity with, our family members, colleagues and friends of color; because we are angry and appalled by the shocking indifference of our President; and to demand a better future for our children. ALL of our children. It is not enough to be opposed to racism. We must be actively opposed to it.”

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Harry Styles

Fans spotted the “Watermelon Sugar” crooner attending a Black Lives Matter protest in L.A. on June 2.

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Jaime King

The Hart of Dixie alum said she was arrested on June 2 after participating in a Black Lives Matter protest in Los Angeles. “Currently arrested for a peaceful protest,” she tweeted. “Writing in handcuffs in back of bus. EVERYONE WAS PEACEFUL. – Jaime and the rest of my sisters on this bus. 77th precinct.”

King added, “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.”

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Ariana Grande

“Hours and miles of peaceful protesting yesterday that got little to no coverage,” the “7 Rings” singer captioned pictures of people marching in the streets in Los Angeles via Instagram on Sunday, May 31. “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.”

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Rachel Lindsay

The Bachelorette alum posted a picture of herself and Abasolo wearing masks as they headed home after marching on May 30. “Today we protested,” she wrote. “Today we went beyond our platform. Today we put action behind our words. Today we used our voices to make a difference. Today is just one day in the fight. We have to keep pushing forward and demanding change.”

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Anna Kendrick

The actress shared pictures and video footage of herself and her Pitch Perfect 2 costar Chrissie Fit on May 30 as they joined a crowd of people marching in the streets in Los Angeles.

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Machine Gun Kelly

The “Bad Things” rapper showed his support via Instagram on May 30 when he posted a photo of himself at a protest holding a sign that read, “Silence is a betrayal.”

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Porsha Williams

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star posted video footage of herself on the frontlines of a protest on Saturday in Atlanta where she can be heard yelling “Black lives matter.” Williams and her friends snapped a group photo that showed them holding up signs that read, “Resisting arrest doesn’t warrant death” and “We matter.”

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Jamie Foxx

The Ray star attended a rally for Floyd on May 29 in Minneapolis where he also spoke at a press conference held at Minneapolis City Hall.

“I’m not a celebrity. I’m from Terrell, Texas,” Foxx said. “These are my brothers. This means everything because at the end of the day, when we see you guys out there on the frontline, we want to let you know that you’ve got support. God bless George and his family.”

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Nick Cannon

The former America’s Got Talent judge joined protesters in Minneapolis and wore a black sweatshirt that read, “Please, I can’t breathe” — a phrase Floyd said before his death — on May 29.

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John Cusack

“Cops didn’t like me filming the burning car so they came at me with batons. Hitting my bike,” the High Fidelity star wrote on May 30 alongside footage of his incident with police.

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Halsey

“A true patriot is someone who will rebel against the government if it becomes necessary, to protect the greater good of their fellow citizens. We are patriots,” the “Closer” singer tweeted on May 30. “If you are not, you are a coward. THIS is what democracy looks like.”

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Emily Ratajkowski

The model said she was on the scene of a protest in Los Angeles “all day” and claimed that the gathering was peaceful until police arrived.

“The police are MILITARIZED and civilians have no weapons,” she tweeted on May 30. “These are not violent protests but they become violent when an actual ARMY is deployed. RIOTS ARE THE LANGUAGE OF THE UNHEARD.” Emily also posted photos and videos from the protest, including one clip of protesters standing across the street from a burning car.”

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Tinashe

“Show up,” the “2 On” singer captioned a photo of herself via Instagram holding up a “Black Lives Matter” sign on May 30.

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Kehlani

“RESPECT EXISTENCE OR EXPECT RESISTANCE,” the “Honey” singer captioned a video clip of protestors shaking a police car in Los Angeles on May 30.

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Lauren Jauregui

The former Fifth Harmony member attended a protest in Miami that she said was as  “peaceful as f–k” until police arrived in “full gear” with tear gas on May 30.

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Paris Jackson

“Today started out so beautifully, seeing people come together with peace and harmony in their hearts,” the model wrote via Instagram on May 30. “It broke my heart to see it all go up in flames. violence is not the answer. how do we expect to bring our world up to a happier and higher and healthier way of living if we’re stooping as low as those that committed the crimes we’re protesting ? peaceful protest only!!”

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Kendrick Sampson

“Appreciate the outpouring of support & standing with us but if y’all really want to support, make sure we do EVERYTHING in our POWER to #DEFUNDPOLICE – END THE LEGACY OF SLAVE CATCHING and use those resources, OUR RESOURCES to build BETTER. Make THAT the headlines. Put in WORK,” the How to Get Away With Murder star wrote via Twitter on May 30 after he was hit with rubber bullets and an officer’s baton while protesting.

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