While some celebrities are speaking out against police brutality or donating money to help pay for George Floyd protestors' bailouts, others are taking to the streets and joining the crowds at protests around the country.
After boycotting a previous tournament match to show her support for the victims of police violence, Osaka is taking more steps to raise awareness during the US Open. The Japanese tennis star -- who is currently the highest-paid female athlete in the world -- took the court at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, New York, on Aug. 31 with a black face mask emblazoned with the name "Breonna Taylor." According to the Associated Press, Osaka told reporters at the match that she brought seven masks -- enough for every stage of competition until the finals -- each with a different name of a victim of police violence. "It’s quite sad that seven masks isn’t enough for the amount of names, so hopefully I’ll get to the finals so you can see all of them,” she said.
Stars like LeBron James and Jamal Murray, as well as many other NBA players, expressed their support after the Milwaukee Bucks sat out of their scheduled playoff game against the Orlando Magic in the wake of Jacob Blake's shooting. Blake, a 29-year-old Wisconsin man, was shot in the back multiple times by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Aug. 23. Following the Bucks' strike, the NBA announced that the three games scheduled for Aug. 26 -- Bucks vs. Magic, Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers -- had been postponed. Game 5 of each series will be rescheduled.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta star took part in a number of protests. She hit the streets in Georgia's capital on June 1, where according to her Instagram post, she was with a group of peaceful protesters that "had pepper spray bombs thrown at us." "SMH -What a shame to try to silence the people once again. ✊??Enough is enough! #Frontlines #BlackLivesMatter #VoteVoteVote," she concluded. The reality star was later arrested in Louisville, Kentucky, on July 14 while protesting the killing of Breonna Taylor, who was fatally shot by police in her apartment earlier this year. Williams and many others had gathered outside the home of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, and a rep for the Louisville Metro Police Department confirmed to ET that Williams was one of the 87 protestors arrested.
Along with Cynthia Rowley, Naomi Watts and Christy Turlington, the English actress took part in a Black Lives Matter march in Montauk, New York, organized by local resident Tanish Lindsay.
Tiffany Haddish and Megan Thee Stallion
In a sign of solidarity and inclusivity, a rally supporting black transgender rights was held in Hollywood on June 14, where thousands of people, including the comedian and the "Hot Girl Summer" rapper turned out to show their support.
The rapper attended the Justice for Kendrick Johnson Rally at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta on June 13. Following George Floyd's fatal arrest, the protest called for a re-investigation into the case of Johnson, who was found dead at a high school in Georgia in 2013.
Michael B. Jordan
Five days after being spotted at a demonstration in Los Angeles, the Just Mercy star was back on the streets, vowing to help promote diversity and black culture. The 33-year-old actor spoke to the L.A. crowd about how the roles he's played have taught him about racial injustice, as well as how Hollywood must help share diverse stories. Jordan began by mentioning how in Fruitvale Station he portrayed Oscar Grant, a young black man who was killed by a police officer in 2009, and felt "the pain of his family… I lived with that for a very long time." He also brought up his role as fireman Guy Montag in Fahrenheit 451 who "was thirsty for knowledge and joined a revolution," as well as Black Panther and his powerful role as Bryan Stevenson in Just Mercy. Explaining that each role affected his life, he added, "That's why I love and support everybody that's out here because we have to be here together, show the support."
The singer posted a video showing her and her 6-year-old son, Axl, taking part in a Black Lives Matter protest in Los Angeles. The montage video featured clips of the songstress marching down the street holding a sign reading, “Racism must stop. #blacklivesmatter.” Axl, whom the singer shares with ex-husband Josh Duhamel, and other children were also shown holding signs and taking part in the protest. “It starts at home ♥️♥️ #BLM,” the former Black Eyed Peas singer captioned the video, which was sound-tracked by Stevie Wonder’s “Love’s in Need of Love Today.
After a week of organizing, the "FTP" rapper spoke to demonstrators at his YG x BLMLA x BLDPWR protest in Los Angeles on June 7. He posted a lengthy statement to his Instagram Story following the march, writing, "See you gotta understand that a lot of people out here they just see me as a N***a. They don't see the black proud man. They see a kid from Bompton and they expect violence," he explained in part over two posts. "They hear 'FTP' and they think I'm gonna come and burn my city. So we showed up and did it right. We proved them wrong. The real story here is me and Black Lives Matter brought out 50,000 people today to peacefully protest and unite for change. I wanted to document that so when they hear this song and think we are reckless and violent they see a peaceful protest of all different people coming together for a common cause. That is history. That is breaking down stereotypes on our people and our neighborhoods. All of us protesting are on the same side here. Instead of questioning each other's activism we should be directing that energy at the cops and the government and helping to create the change we want to see."
Margaret Qualley and Kaia Gerber
The actress and the model walked alongside protest regular Cole Sprouse at a Black Lives Matter protest in Hollywood on June 7. The trio all wore masks and were also joined by Sprouse's Riverdale co-star, Madelaine Petsch, and actress Eiza González.
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez
Both J.Lo and A-Rod shared photos and videos after joining protesters in the City of Angels on June 7. The two were seen walking side by side, wearing their city-mandated face masks, dark shades and holding protest signs high in the air while chanting with the crowd. "Los Angeles, we are proud to join you in peaceful protest tonight. We are proud to walk alongside you, and to share in spreading such an important message," Rodriguez wrote in part on Instagram. "Thank you for speaking up. Thank you for continuing to fight the good fight. Thank for you using your voices for good."
The Baby Driver actress held a sign up high as she chanted with her fellow protesters in Los Angeles on June 7.
The Star Wars actor spoke passionately to a group of protestors at London's Hyde Park about racial equality and the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement. "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," he exclaimed into a megaphone, fighting back tears. "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. This is so vital. I need you guys to understand how painful this s**t is." Earlier in his speech, Boyega also stressed how important it is "that we keep control of this movement," and make it as peaceful as possible.
The Insecure star continually updated his Instagram with videos and photos from the protests on May 30. In one video, Sampson explained how the police were asking people to disperse but they were boxed in, while in another photo he showed fans some of the injuries he sustained during the rally. "Glad I y’all witnessed this. Esp the video of them actually targeting us," he later tweeted. "He didn’t try to ricochet the bullets of the ground - one tactic - he pointed the gun DIRECTLY AT ME. I actually got hit 7 times with rubber bullets and many with batons. My boy has stitches. #DEFUNDPOLICE."
Hours after the rapper's rep confirmed his $2 million donation to the families of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, West hit the streets with a crowd of demonstrators in Chicago on June 4. The father of four sported a black hoodie and black mask as he gathered with protesters in his hometown and chanted for justice alongside them, even exchanging supportive hugs with several people at the protest.
The "Walk Me Home" singer shared a pic from a rally in her community that she and husband Carey Hart attended on June 6, which showed her throwing up a peace sign while wearing a royal blue tee that read "Nah. - Rosa Parks, 1955."
Steph and Ayesha Curry
The Golden State Warriors player and his wife took a knee at a demonstration in Oakland, California, on June 3.
While attending the YG x BLMLA x BLDPWR march through Hollywood, the producer was spotted with not only his beloved cowboy hat but also a cardboard sign that read, "Respect Black Lives Like You Respect Black Culture."
While marching with her ex-boyfriend, Yungblud, in Santa Monica, California, on May 31, the "Graveyard" singer stopped to give first aid to fellow protesters. Halsey was spotted at peaceful protests all over town in the week following George Floyd's death, including one in Hollywood on May 30 and another in downtown Los Angeles on June 3, and she regularly posted about the rallies on social media.
The morning talk show co-host inspired people all over the country after she convinced the National Guard to take a knee with protesters in Los Angeles on June 2. Palmer was filmed having a candid conversation with several guardsmen while speaking out against police brutality and racial inequality in the wake of George Floyd's death. In her passionate plea, she spoke out against President Donald Trump's response to the tragedy.
Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello
The couple was spotted walking around Miami with protestors, holding up signs and wearing masks to protect themselves and others from the coronavirus.
The Houston Rockets point guard -- who grew up in the Los Angeles suburb of Lawndale and went to UCLA -- looked out at the crowd gathered toward the end of the Peace Ride with the Compton Cowboys at Compton City Hall on June 7.
The "Watermelon Sugar" singer took a knee alongside actor Al Shearer during the Black Lives Movement rally in Los Angeles on June 2.
The pop star took to Twitter to share photos from her time protesting in Los Angeles. "Hours and miles of peaceful protesting yesterday that got little to no coverage. 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. #BLACKLIVESMATTER," she wrote along with a link with ways fans can help out. "Stay active, stay energized, keep sharing, keep learning. sending strength and if you are protesting today please be safe. @blklivesmatter @blmla and @wp4bl have shared more ways to help."
The America's Got Talent host headed to the heart of the protests in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where George Floyd died on May 25. "Stop Killing Us! #Frontline," Cannon captioned one of his many posts from his day of speaking and rallying.
Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas
The couple joined the crowd of protesters in Venice, California, on June 2, where Affleck held two signs, one in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and the other pleading to "Save the First Baptist Church of Venice."
"This is my brother @mattjames919 and I will always stand with you," the Bachelorette alum began an Instagram post that showed him standing side by side with his friend at a protest. "I never will know what you go through on a day to day basis. You have a way of carrying a smile and a contagious laugh that always makes it seem like everything is all good. I've seen something different these last couple of weeks. I've seen a more serious you. I've seen conviction in your eyes to make change and I of course will always stand with you. I will stand with all of my brothers and sisters because this is not a country that is safe nor fair for all people. Black lives matter more than anything right now. At the protest yesterday, I saw so much pain in these mother's eyes who have lost their children to police brutality. At @abcfoodtours we work with the minority. Those kids have my heart and I'll be damned to see one of them lose their lives to a corrupt system. We need to educate, grow, continue to educate, and keep growing. This can not just be a moment in time. This has to be a movement that last forever. I have much to learn and clearly, the people in my DM's have much to learn."
Rocking a Black Lives Matter tee, the Catfish host shouted chants along with fellow participants in the Hollywood talent agencies march in Beverly Hills on June 6.
"One step forward, but a long way to go. #BlackLivesMatter," the actress-model captioned a photo of herself at an L.A. protest shortly after the three other Minneapolis police officers who were fired for their involvement in George Floyd's death were charged with aiding and abetting murder and former officer Derek Chauvin's murder charge was increased to second-degree murder.
Alison Brie and Dave Franco
Brie clapped in support as she and her husband walked with a group of protesters in Los Angeles.
At a Los Angeles protest, the Bad Boys for Life star held up a sign that said "Say Their Names" along with photos of some of those killed by police.
Chris Paul and Common
The NBA pro and the rapper ran into each other at a BLM protest in Encino, California, on June 6.
The Riverdale star took to the streets of Hollywood for another day of protesting on June 2. Three days earlier, he posted on Instagram about being among a group of peaceful protesters arrested in Santa Monica, California, "when standing in solidarity." "We were given the option to leave, and were informed that if we did not retreat, we would be arrested," he wrote in part. "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."
"GO HEAD LONDON. #blacklivesmatter," the High Fidelity star captioned her protest photo on June 3.
After coming out as a bisexual woman via an Instagram Story promoting an LGBTQ+ protest for the Black Lives Matter movement in West Hollywood, California, on June 3, the Riverdale star was seen at that rally holding up a sign that read "All Four Charged BLM" in all-caps.
The Hart of Dixie star was arrested on June 2 after participating in what she described as "a peaceful protest," joining a demonstration outside of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's house. "Writing in handcuffs in back of bus. EVERYONE WAS PEACEFUL. - Jaime and the rest of my sisters on this bus. 77th precinct," she tweeted. She later added, "Currently still on the bus for over four 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." King did not give her followers any additional updates on whether she was still in police custody. When ET reached out to the Los Angeles Police Department, a spokesperson said that King's apparent arrest had not yet been put in their database. The spokesperson further noted that the majority of arrests made during that night's protests had not been entered into their system, and it is highly likely that if she had been taken into custody, she would have been sent to the station in San Pedro on account of so many arrests being made.
Wearing a black tee that read "I Am My Ancestors' Wildest Dreams," the Black-ish star spoke against police brutality and Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey during a protest at L.A.'s Hall of Justice.
Maika Monroe and Joe Keery
The couple was spotted in the crowd at a Los Angeles protest for Breonna Taylor on what would have been the late EMT's 27th birthday. Taylor was fatally shot by police in her own home in Louisville, Kentucky, in March.
The famed director attended a Black Lives Matter vigil in New York City's Carl Schurz Park on June 3.
Madelaine Petsch and Camila Mendes
The Riverdale stars joined protesters at Los Angeles City Hall on June 3.
Machine Gun Kelly
The rapper called for justice as he shared photos of himself and friends at the L.A. rally.
The Station 19 actor held a fist up high in solidarity as he and fellow Burbank, California, resident Natalie Kinlow led a Black Lives Matter demonstration from McCambridge Park to City Hall on June 4. “We’re both young and want to make sure the youth have a voice and can make change,” Shannon said.
The Orange Is the New Black alum performed during a Black Lives Matter rally in New York City's Washington Square Park on June 6.
Following the fatal arrest of George Floyd, which has sparked outrage and protests across the nation, the 52-year-old actor joined thousands of peaceful protestors outside San Francisco's City Hall on June 1 to honor the Minneapolis man and countless other black lives that have been lost due to police brutality. Foxx at one point serenaded the crowd with a hymn, before taking a knee and giving a speech about why there must be productivity. "You can't sit back, you can't tweet, you can't text, you gotta get out here," he advised. "We have to make sure change can come when it comes to police brutality. There has to be a deterrent. If that man can be handcuffed, if that man [Derek Chauvin] can sit on that man's [Floyd's] neck for that long and feel comfortable about it, that means that he's not afraid of what's going to happen."
A couple of days earlier, the Oscar winner spoke at a press conference at Minneapolis City Hall for the same cause, saying, "I’m not a celebrity. I’m from Terrell, Texas. 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."
The American Idol alum joined the crowd at the Hollywood & Vine March in Los Angeles on June 7.
The rapper spoke out at the George Floyd memorial service at North Central University in Minneapolis on June 4.
Terrence J and Karrueche Tran
A friend snapped a photo of the actors and their publicist pal, Erin Patterson, marching in Hollywood on June 7.
Henry Golding and Liv Lo
The Crazy Rich Asians star and his wife held their hands up high as they walked with fellow protesters through Los Angeles' Fairfax District.
The musician spoke to the crowd gathered at WE ARE - A Peaceful Protest March With Music in New York City on June 6.
The former NFL pro has attended quite a few protests in Los Angeles, often taking a knee and holding his fist up high in solidarity with the BLM movement.
The "Taste" rapper covered up in a black hoodie that read "been through the fire" in an Old English font and a matching face mask as he attended a Los Angeles protest with a female friend on June 2.
Victoria Justice and Madison Reed
The sisters held neon signs high above their heads as they marched through the streets of Los Angeles on June 3.
A fan snapped a selfie with the pop icon, who joined protesters in London on June 7.
The Victoria's Secret model and three of her friends all carried signs as they headed toward an L.A. protest on June 6.
"#icantbreath I am no different from the next man. Every voice matters and must be heard," the rapper captioned a video of himself speaking into a megaphone at a rally.
While marching in Santa Monica, California, the "Fetch the Bolt Cutters" singer held up a sign that read: "Cops: Don't be white chauvinists arrest the other three."
The YouTube makeup artist shared a black-and-white photo of herself holding up a cardboard sign that read "Justice For George." "No justice. no peace. no longer silent. we must protect our black brothers and sisters!" she captioned the June 3 snap. "The systemic oppression and racism in this country has gone on for far too long. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. we as young ppl have a responsibility to stand up! there r so many ways to get involved. we must VOTE and be present because this is our America."
The former One Direction singer held girlfriend Maya Henry's hand as they arrived in all-black attire for the Black Lives Matter protest at London's Hyde Park on June 3.
The actor joined protests in New Orleans, sharing his insights from the day he shared with his boyfriend, Nicholas Ashe. "We chanted ‘Black Trans Lives Matter’ ‘Black Queer Lives Matter’ ‘All Black Lives Matter’. As a black queer man myself, I was disappointed to see certain people eager to say Black Lives Matter, but hold their tongue when Trans/Queer was added," he wrote in part on Instagram. "I want to reiterate this sentiment: if your revolution does not include Black Queer voices, it is anti-black. If your revolution is okay with letting black trans people like #TonyMcDade slip through the cracks in order to solely liberate black cishet men, it is anti-black. You are trying to push yourself through the door of a system designed against you, and then shut the door behind you. It is in our conditioning to get as close to whiteness, straightness, maleness as we can because that’s where the power is. And if we appeal to it, maybe it’ll give us a slice. But the revolution is not about appeal. It is about demanding what should have been given to us from the beginning. What should have been given to black, queer, and trans individuals from the beginning. Which is the right to exist. To live and prosper in public. Without fear of persecution or threat of violence."
Darren Criss and Mia Swier
The Hollywood actor threw up his fist up in solidarity and his wife held a sign reading "black trans lives matter" as the pair headed toward a demonstration in Hollywood on June 2.
The Passage star held up a sign that read "Justice 4 Breonna Taylor" in L.A. on June 6.
The pregnant actress held up a sign that read "White Silence is Violence" alongside a pic from a peaceful rally, which she captioned, "No justice, no peace #BlackLivesMatter."
The Soundflowers singer has been to multiple protests, including weekend ones in Los Angeles and one in West Hollywood, California, on June 1. "Today started out so beautifully, seeing people come together with peace and harmony in their hearts. it broke my heart to see it all go up in flames," the singer-actress wrote of her experience in L.A. on May 30 "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!!"
The "So Much Better" singer shared a photo of herself holding up a "Black Lives Matter" sign in Los Angeles, encouraging fans to "Show up."
The Bachelor alum brought her daughter to a peaceful protest in Newport Beach, California.
The Grey's Anatomy star threw up a peace sign as she joined protesters in Los Angeles on June 3.
The Maniac star was among many celebs who took part in rallies around Los Angeles on June 3.
The actress and activist held a fist up to stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter while attending a rally in Los Angeles. She wrote a shirt for the occasion that read, "Officer, I’m lost, I’m looking for the land of the free with equal rights for everyone. It's called America."
The singer held two cardboard signs high as she joined a peaceful demonstration in West Hollywood, California, on June 1. A couple of days earlier, she took to social media with a selfie of herself in a face mask and her eyes clearly watered from a weekend protest. "I want to make something abundantly clear. stop trying to say myself, and the crowd of protestors i was with, were rightfully tear gassed. we were PEACEFULLY protesting," she wrote on her Instagram Story. "Tear gassing us was so unnecessary and painful now stop saying it was warranted. i couldn't breathe or see for 10 minutes along with HUNDREDS of others. for f**kin protesting."
The model shared photos and updates on what was happening as the day went on at Pan Pacific Park, which is located near The Grove in Los Angeles. "DISMANTLE POWER STRUCTURES OF OPPRESSION #defundthepolice #justiceforgeorgefloyd #blacklivesmatter," she captioned her slideshow.
ET learned that the Oscar winner was seen at a protest in downtown Los Angeles on June 3, walking side by side with his friend, actress Alia Shawkat. About a week later, he was spotted at a major rally in Hollywood, again on his motorcycle but this time wearing a gray hoodie with George Floyd's name printed on it, according to the Daily Mail.
The How to Get Away With Murder star and longtime activist shared footage he described as "police brutality from LA’s @blmlosangeles @bldpwr action" to his Instagram page.
The Jumanji: The Next Level actor described the June 5 protest on L.A.'s Sunset Boulevard as "such a peaceful day."
At a rally in Los Angeles, the Too Hot to Handle star held up a sign that read "No Justice, No Peace."
The Walking Dead star stopped to take photos with fans as he marched through Los Angeles with his fellow protesters on June 2.
The actress has shared photos and videos from the different demonstrations she attended, including one in front of the Los Angeles mayor's home. After attending the May 30 rally in L.A., she tweeted, "I can say that the #LosAngelesProtest was entirely peaceful until the @LAPDHQ arrived and escalated it. @MayorOfLA are you seeing this? Also, where was the robust media coverage then? #BlackLivesMatter."
The Glee star shared a video of herself getting on a megaphone and belting out a powerful rendition of Beyoncé's "Freedom" at a Los Angeles rally on June 2. Riley then encouraged the other peaceful protesters to join in the chorus, singing, "Freedom! Freedom! I can't move. Freedom, cut me loose!"
Chrissie Fit and Anna Kendrick
The Pitch Perfect 2 co-stars marched together in Los Angeles.
The If Beale Street Could Talk star was spotted en route to a Black Lives Matter rally in West Hollywood, California, on June 6.
The Twilight star and her girlfriend, Dylan Meyer, made their way to the Hollywood protest on June 2.
The "All Me" singer shared stunning black-and-white photos and videos from protests in L.A.
The indie artist held up a sign that read "solidarity."
The former NBA pro wore a black hoodie that read "RIP George Floyd" as he spoke at a protest outside the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis on May 29.
The young actor kept fans updated with what was happening at the L.A. rally via his Instagram Story.
The Jamie Foxx Show actress spoke to the crowd gathered at a community march and vigil for Black Lives Matter in Glendale, California, on June 7.
The California native shared a black-and-white Instagram video from a May 30 rally in Los Angeles, followed by a message he wrote on the notes app. "It was good to be together in solidarity today here in LA," he wrote. "They see and hear and feel us. Now it's time to get home. Live to fight another day. Love you - M."
Marching in Hollywood on June 2 with fellow rapper Machine Gun Kelly, the Minnesota-born music artist held up a sign that read "I can't breathe," which George Floyd uttered while on the ground before he died in Minneapolis. The words have become a rallying cry during peaceful protests.
The former Baywatch star held up a Black Lives Matter sign in L.A. on June 3.
The Game of Thrones alum shared an illuminating photo from a Hollywood demonstration that showed a line of members of the California National Guard blocking the road in front of protesters.
The Handmaid's Tale actor showed photogs his cardboard placard, which featured the words "Republicans love racists" in all-caps within an outline of a heart.
Rachel Lindsay and Bryan Abasolo
The Bachelorette alum snapped a selfie with her beau as they left a protest on May 30, over which 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."
The Juno star has been to quite a few protests around New York City, including ones in Times Square and Union Square.
The actress carried a cardboard sign as she walked with fellow protesters in L.A.
While at an L.A. rally with a friend, the Fosters actress held up a cardboard sign reading "BLM," which stands for the Black Lives Matter movement.
The Mad Men alum shared a photo of her son, Xander, holding up a pink sign that read "I can't breathe" while wearing a face mask over which was written "Black lives matter." "I promise that I will always continue to talk to my child about inequality. And I promise to do all I can to learn more. We have had many more of these necessary hard conversations over the last few days, about why people are so angry and sad," Jones wrote on Instagram. "For a child who didn’t used to see color amongst his friends it’s hard for him to understand, to understand why the past he learns about in school is still very present in our world today. I wanted to give him an opportunity today to do a small neighborhood protest to support his friends and feel like he’s part of the progress that will hopefully happen. Please vote in Nov. If you don’t vote for who is governing your city, state and country nothing will change. ❤️."
The Atlanta star and her boyfriend, David Rysdahl, made their way to a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Los Angeles on May 30.
The YouTube star posted quite a few photos and videos from a rally in downtown Los Angeles, including one clip of him leading a crowd in a chant of "Black lives matter."
The Mad Max: Fury Road star covered her face with a red bandana and held up a homemade fabric sign in L.A.
The DJ was spotted en route to the same location in L.A.
The actress turned up at a few different protests around the Los Angeles area, including one in Beverly Hills, California, on May 30. "Sometimes, it’s just standing next to your fellow human and saying we are in this together, you are not alone. ?," she captioned an Instagram post from the demonstration.
The 53-year-old actor tweeted photos and video of the protests in Chicago. "Cops didn’t like me filming the burning car so they came at me with batons. Hitting my bike," Cusack captioned a video of officers approaching him. "Ahhm here’s the audio." In the video, policemen can be heard screaming, "Move! Get out of here! Get your bike out of here now!"
J. Cole and Dennis Smith
The rapper and the NBA player joined protests in their hometown of Fayetteville, North Carolina. Cole reportedly did not take photos nor do interviews in order to not take away from others at the rally.
The former Fifth Harmony singer attended protests in Miami's Bayside neighborhood on May 30 and tweeted about what happened once she got home. "We were thousands strong and peaceful as fuck and then s**t got rowdy a bit after I left and people are being tear gassed, rubber bullets are flying from snipers and police are in FULL gear," she wrote. "S**t is real. STAY SAFE AND PROTECT."
"Home from the Black Lives Matter Hollywood march. Crowded but very peaceful," the director tweeted on June 2. "Passerby gave out waters and hand sanitizer to the people marching. Headed home afterwards, we saw the National Guard parked outside of the Chinese Theatres. Please be careful everyone. Curfew is at 6."