Actorul american Cole Sprouse, în vârstă de 27 de ani, a fost arestat în timpul protestelor din America. Acesta a fost prins protestând cu sintagma “I can’t breathe”, propoziţie strigată de George Floyd în timp ce era încătuşat.
De câteva zile, în SUA sunt proteste agresive împotriva autorităţilor. În timpul unei arestări, un poliţist l-a “anihalat” pe George, o persoană de culoare, ţinându-i genunchiul pe gât, chiar dacă acesta striga că nu poate respira. Acum, reprezentantul autorităţilor este suspect de uciderea acelei persoane din Minneapolis.
La apariţia video-ului în Social Media, cu arestarea lui George Floyd, lucrurile au degenerat şi imediat au început să apară proteste agresive împotriva rasismului.
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A group of peaceful protesters, myself included, were arrested yesterday in Santa Monica. So before the voracious horde of media sensationalism decides to somehow turn it about me, there’s a clear need to speak about the circumstances: Black Lives Matter. Peace, riots, looting, are an absolutely legitimate form of protest. the media is by nature only going to show the most sensational, which only proves a long standing racist agenda. I was detained when standing in solidarity, as were many of the final vanguard within Santa Monica. We were given the option to leave, and were informed that if we did not retreat, we would be arrested. When many did turn to leave, we found another line of police officers blocking our route, at which point, they started zip tying us. It needs to be stated that as a straight white man, and a public figure, the institutional consequences of my detainment are nothing in comparison to others within the movement. This is ABSOLUTELY not a narrative about me, and I hope the media doesn’t make it such. This is, and will be, a time about standing ground near others as a situation escalates, providing educated support, demonstrating and doing the right thing. This is precisely the time to contemplate what it means to stand as an ally. I hope others in my position do as well. I noticed that there are cameras that roll within the police cruisers during the entirety of our detainment, hope it helps. I’ll speak no more on the subject, as I’m (1) not well versed enough to do so, (2) not the subject of the movement, and (3) uninterested in drawing attention away from the leaders of the #BLM movement. I will be, again, posting the link in my story to a comprehensive document for donations and support.
Celebrităţi alături de Cole Sprouse
Vedeta Disney nu este singura persoană publică care militează în aceste zile pentru combaterea rasismului. O întreagă campanie cu fotografii de culoare neagră se desfăşoară în mediul online. Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Kendal Jenner, Beyonce, Rihanna, J.Lo au postat şi ele la rândul lor, pe conturile de Instagram, mesaje de susţinere a comunităţilor de culoare.
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to everyone reading this and to myself: keep researching, reading, and educating yourself on how we can become better allies. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking these past few days and my heart has been so heavy. I’m angry and hurt just like so many. I will never personally understand the fear and pain that the black community go through on a daily basis, but i know that nobody should have to live in constant fear. I acknowledge my white privilege and promise I will continue to educate myself on how I can help. raging on platforms can not be all that we do in order to repair the system, we need to take real action, off of social media. this is a time to have those uncomfortable conversations with people and mainly with ourselves. we must also make sure we are ready to vote when the time comes to elect the right people into office. the one truth that will always ring loudest is that BLACK LIVES MATTER. ❤️ rest peacefully George Floyd and all victims of this horrible injustice
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“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character…” MLK My beautiful friends… This is a matter of humanity!!! Of goodness and basic human kindness and decency!!! My heart is breaking. So many people are hurting right now. How can anyone say they love this country and not do something when they see lives cut short because of the color of their skin? We need to erase the fear and hatred that exists. Not erase people. We are all God’s children. We need to love and appreciate all the beautiful things that every individual person is. There are more of us who live a life of love and acceptance than those who live in rage and hate. Do not let the angry, and hateful win!! Say something. Do something. Let’s build bridges not burn them. We have lost our way these past few years but we can find our way back. We need to speak up and speak love. Every chance we get… we need to storm the polls in November and VOTE… we need change!!! Somethings got to change!! 🙏🏻🙏🏼🙏🏽🙏🏾🙏🏿 #JusticeForGerogeFloyd #GeorgeFloyd #BreonnaTaylor #AhmaudArbery #TooManyOthers
În plus, ieri, conturile de Facebook, Instagram şi Twitter şi-au făcut logourile negre în semn de solidaritate cu protestatarii. La fel au procedat şi brand-uri mari precum: Adidas, Nike, Footlocker, Ben & Jerry’s, Netflix şi altele.
În timp ce atâţia oameni militează pentru drepturile omului, acum două zile, pentru siguranţa sa, Donald Trump a fost transferat într-un buncăr, la adăpost. Preşedintele SUA a anunţat că va trimite armata pe străzi pentru a potoli protestatarii cât de curând.
Text: Bettina Cristea