Actress Jaime King says she was arrested whereas peacefully protesting police brutality following George Floyd’s loss of life in Los Angeles on Tuesday night time.
“At the moment arrested for a peaceful protest,” King, 41, tweeted round 10:30 p.m. PT. “Writing in handcuffs in again of bus. EVERYONE WAS PEACEFUL. – Jaime and the remainder of my sisters on this bus. 77th precinct.”
She up to date her followers over an hour later, “At the moment nonetheless on the bus for over Four hours. Took us from 77th precinct to San Pedro. Girls w/no entry to very important meds, loos, bleeding by way of their pants. They’re laughing at us. #BlackLivesMattter.”
King’s rep didn’t instantly get again to us.
Earlier on Tuesday, forward of Los Angeles County’s 6:00 p.m. curfew, King was noticed protesting outdoors of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s home in Hancock Park.
The mannequin has actively been utilizing her social media platforms to assist Black Lives Matter and posted a photograph of herself and her good friend, Krystina Arielle Tigner, as a strategy to “amplify her voice” on Tuesday forward of the protests.
“She makes use of her personal platform to deliver consciousness to the struggles that she and different Black folks face every day,” King captioned the photograph. “Black voices matter, black tales matter, and black lives matter. How we use our voices and our platforms is vital. It isn’t sufficient to only say black lives matter and return to our fastidiously curated social media squares. We’ve got to make use of our affect to uplift and lift the voices of these that may change the world.”
She continued, “It’s a privilege to have the ability to stroll out the door with out concern that you simply received’t stroll again in as a result of the colour of your pores and skin was seen as a menace. It’s a privilege to have the platform that I’ve and to have the ability to be heard. I’ll by no means know firsthand the experiences of Current whereas black. I’ll by no means ship my sons out the door with the concern that they’ll turn out to be a hashtag motion as a result of their pores and skin colour was seen as a menace.”
King shares two sons, James, 6, Leo, 4, along with her estranged husband Kyle Newman. The couple is at present within the midst of a divorce.
King just isn’t the one superstar to participate in peaceful protests. “Riverdale” star Cole Sprouse was arrested at a Los Angeles protest earlier within the week, whereas Keke Palmer urged the Nationwide Guardsmen to affix in on a George Floyd protest on Tuesday.
January Jones and her son Xander, 8, additionally joined in on a protest.
Singer Madison Beer mentioned she was tear-gassed at a Santa Monica protest and Halsey mentioned she was hit by police pellets and was “gassed” during a Los Angeles-based protest as effectively.