Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas March in Black Lives Matter ProtestLatest News
The couple attended the rally on Tuesday, June 2, in Venice, California, where protestors advocated to save the First Baptist Church of Venice. Affleck, 47, held up one sign which read, “Save First Baptist Church of Venice,” and another sign with the words “Black Lives Matter” emblazoned across it.
Save Venice, an action collective for the city, noted Affleck and the Knives Out star’s attendance via Twitter on Tuesday.
“March for #GeorgeFloyd in #Venice today. Blessed to have @BenAffleck express awareness and concern for the local Historic Black Community in #VeniceBeach that has been long ignored and obstructed by local politicians, LAPD, and commerce bullies. #SaveVenice #DefendOakwood,” the organization wrote.
The protest was one of many that have taken place in cities across the U.S. denouncing police brutality and racial injustice in the wake of George Floyd’s death on May 25. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pressed a knee into Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in an encounter that was filmed and went viral. According to an independent autopsy released on Monday, June 1, Floyd’s cause of death was “asphyxiation from sustained pressure.” He was 46 years old.
Chauvin was charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter on Friday, May 29, but the other three officers involved have not been charged.
The Gone Girl star and de Armas, 32, are just a couple of the famous faces that have shown their support for the Black Lives Matter movement. Stars such as Ariana Grande, Cole Sprouse, Halsey and Nick Cannon have also taken to the streets in protest. Sprouse, 27, was arrested on Sunday, May 31, while protesting in Santa Monica, California. One day later, the Riverdale star detailed his encounter with police via Instagram and praised the Black Lives Matter movement.
“A group of peaceful protesters, myself included, were arrested yesterday in Santa Monica,” he wrote. “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.”
Written by sbdadmin
Latest News Feeds
- David Trying on Moira’s Wigs Is the Best Schitt’s Creek Moment That Didn’t Actually Air on TV
- Think Enola Holmes’s Louis Partridge Is Adorable? Check Out These Facts About Him
- Ant Anstead Posts ‘Old Skool’ Pic Wearing Wedding Ring After Christina Anstead Split
- Rebel Wilson and Jacob Busch Began Dating Before Pandemic: It’s ‘Serious’
- Yikes! Scheana Shay Says She Wasn’t Invited to Lala Kent’s Gender Reveal
- Demi Lovato Wears ‘Dogs Over People’ Shirt, Ditches Ring After Max Split
- Meghan Markle Made a Surprise Appearance on America’s Got Talent For This Sweet Reason
- Surprise! Billie Lourd Just Welcomed a Baby Boy With Fiancé Austen Rydell
- Demi Lovato and Max Ehrich Split: What Went Wrong?
- Rebel Wilson and Rumored Beau Jacob Busch Make Red Carpet Debut