While protesting the death of George Floyd in Los Angeles, musician Halsey was hit by rubber bullets.
The singer said that protesters were protesting peacefully but the police allegedly responded to them excessively.
Halsey took to the streets to join protesters protesting after George Floyd died following his arrest by police in Minneapolis, Minnesota. An officer, Derek Chauvin, knelt on Floyd’s neck and he passed away in the process.
Narrating the how she was hit by rubber bullets and gassed repeatedly, sge shared on her Instagram page that; “we were peaceful hands up no tmoving not breaching the line. they opened fire of rubber bullets and tear gas multiple times on us. citizens who were not provoking them,.
“Most of us were simply begging them to have empathy. to reconsider. to consider humanity and our nations history and future.
“They opened fire multiple times. I was hit twice. Once by pellets and once by shrapnel. We were gassed repeatedly for hours.”
Halsey encouraged her followers to “have courage” and promised to be back to protest again.
She also clarified that she was not arrested during the protests, but urged her fans to donate to help cover the cost of bail for those who were. “I WAS NOT ARRESTED,” she tweeted.
Adding that; “Im safe. There were ppl I had to get to safety as many of them have VISAs. Myself + many of my peers were shot, gassed + antagonized. The frontline was calm + did not provoke
“BUT MANY ARE NOT SAFE + MANY ARE IN CUSTODY
“DONATE TO BAIL ORGS!!! I AM CURRENTLY (sic)”
Halsey also urged those with medical training to support the protesters after she had to intervene to help those injured.
She wrote; “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, f**k you. You couldnt understand a shred of the bravery of the black folks at the front line. Thank you to everyone who stayed.
“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 (sic)”
Police officer Derek Chauvin was sacked after footage emerged of him kneeling on Floyd’s neck emerged online.