#BlackLivesMatter How Celebrities Responded To The Tragedy

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In case you’ve missed it, over the past week two black men, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, were killed by the police.  

Alton was selling CDs in front of a store when the local police got a call. The caller said someone had been threatening him with a gun. What happens when the police confront Alton is quite unclear. The filming starts when he is already laying on the ground, with two policemen on top of him when one of them starts shooting him in the chest.

The second fatal shooting was live streamed by the girlfriend of the victim. They were pulled over for a broken taillight. Which you’d think would be quite routine. The officer asked for his papers and while Philando was reaching for his license in his pocket, he told the officer he was armed and had a concealed carry permit. The officer shoots him four times and his girlfriend starts live streaming to document everything that was happening.

After that, unfortunately, what could have been a peaceful protest in Dallas got disrupted by a man who shot at the police. He wanted justice and probably thought that violence should be answered with violence. The tragedy just keeps growing.

Lots of celebrities responded to this situation using their influence to bring people together so we can put a stop to this.

On Thursday, Beyoncé paused her concert in Glasgow to take a moment of silence for all the victims of police brutality. After her powerful Formation video clip, Beyoncé showed herself to be an activist for the #BlackLivesMatter movement which strives for freedom and justice.

 

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Apart from Beyoncé, lots of other celebrities showed their outrage over the situation:

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Despite how you feel or what you think about this matter, I think we can all agree that there are no winners in this situation. Two fathers shot dead within 24 hours and five policemen leaving families behind is a sad situation for everyone and it needs to stop.

 

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