Singer, actress and TV show host Keke Palmer joined a George Floyd protest in Los Angeles this week urging the National Guard – who was sent to maintain order – to stand up for the community and march with protesters.
Her message came days after President Donald Trump tweeted, “when the looting starts, the shooting starts,” a message in which she believed went against what Americans are currently fighting for.
“You have a president talking about the Second Amendment as an excuse for people to come out here and use firearms against the people protesting,” she said, “This is the message that we’re seeing.”
Watch all of this. pic.twitter.com/YHq0QhXrnw
— Gadi Schwartz (@GadiNBC) June 2, 2020
“You have to pay attention to what’s going on. We have a president that’s trying to incite a race war, and when the borders are closed. We can’t leave. You have people in here that need your help,” she continued. “This is when you and y’all can stand together with the community, with society, to stop the governmental oppression. Period. We need you.”
In the video, one of the soldier’s agreed with Palmer, while another offered to take a knee in solidarity.
Someone: What’s one thing I can do right now in support of #antiracism?
Me: Support every black business you see to help generate wealth in black communities.
— Keke Palmer (@KekePalmer) June 3, 2020
Palmer wasn’t the only celebrity to hit the streets to protest. John Boyega used his influence and voice for the cause…
— Kazeem Famuyide 🍎 (@Kazeem) June 3, 2020
So did Jamie Foxx, Michael B. Jordan and more!
Jamie Foxx: "If that man can be handcuffed, if that man sit on that man's neck for that long and feel comfortable about it, that means that he's not afraid of what's going to happen."
— ABC News (@ABC) June 1, 2020
— Joseph Nevels (@JSPHNVLS) May 31, 2020