Halsey slams police for firing rubber bullets at her and other Black Lives Matter protesters

1 June 2020, 16:20

Halsey calls out the police at Black Lives Matter protest

Sam  Prance

By Sam Prance

Halsey also praised Yungblud for helping wounded protesters and being a proper ally.

Halsey has called out the police for firing rubber bullets at her and many other peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters in LA.

On Saturday (May 30) Halsey took part in a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest in LA. During the protest, police officers fired rubber bullets at Halsey and other protesters. Yesterday, Halsey took to Twitter to share photos from the protest. She wrote: "fired rubber bullets at us. we did not breach the line. hands were up. unmoving. and they gassed and fired."

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Halsey then opened up about how dangerous the police were and praised Yungblud for helping those who were wounded.

Halsey calls out police for firing rubber bullets at Black Lives Matter protesters
Halsey calls out police for firing rubber bullets at Black Lives Matter protesters. Picture: @iamhalsey via Instagram

Halsey tweeted: "do not underplay these rubber bullets bc you have been told they are “not lethal”. I had to bandage a man who looked like his entire face had exploded today. So before you say, from the comfort of your home, that we’re exaggerating, please consider the injuries some have suffered".

She then added: "I dont know how to articulate the horrors of today. NG + officers firing rounds into kneeling crowds. We dont have enough medics on the ground on our side. I was treating injuries I am not qualified to. So much blood spilled. If you have med training pls go + standby outskirts.

And if you’re a white ally who is gonna stand and shout and antagonize the officers and NG and then hide behind black bodies when the shots start firing, fuck you. You couldnt understand a shred of the bravery of the black folks at the front line. Thank you to everyone who stayed."

Halsey ended the thread writing: "And a big personal thank you to @yungblud who literally ran exposed in front of rounds being shot to drag wounded people to safety without even thinking twice."

Halsey also called on all of her followers to listen to black people. "And fucking listen to the black people speaking. You are not there to speak over them. If they are venting their pain and anguish out loud do not speak over them. Allies are there to help when help is needed. Not take control of the narrative. there’s enough of that already."

She then drew attention to reports that the US government has allegedly left piles of bricks in protest areas in order to incite violence. Halsey tweeted: "If this is true, there is something truly evil about leaving piles of bricks the day before Pride starts when the first brick at Stonewall was thrown by a black trans woman. I don’t want to spread misinformation, but be smart and don’t get played."

Halsey also appeared to call out fans who were using her being out in public at the protests as a chance to meet her. She wrote: "don’t even ask me, I won’t say yes. that’s not what this is about."

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