Michael B. Jordan, Matt James & Tyler Cameron and More Celebs Joining in Protests Around the World
They are coming out to remember the life of George Floyd, a man who died at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer on May 25, and to speak out about police brutality and systemic racism throughout the U.S.
Michael B. Jordan
The actor participated in a Black Lives Matter Protest in Beverly Hills on June 6.
Matt James & Tyler Cameron
A few days before news broke that James is the next Bachelor — making him the franchise's first-ever black male lead — he and Cameron, his roommate and a former contestant on the series, attended a Black Lives Matter protest together in Miami.
"Its Everybody vs Racism #BlackLivesMatter," the commercial realtor wrote in part in the caption.
Despite a knee injury, the singer marched in a Black Lives Matter protest in London. In one video, Madonna can be seen hugging a fellow protester and assuring them, "I've got the antibodies, don't worry about it," referencing the current coronavirus pandemic.
Jennifer Lopez & Alex Rodriguez
The power couple took to the streets of L.A. on June 7, holding signs that read "BLM, #EnoughIsEnough" and "LET'S GET LOUD for BLACK LIVES MATTER." According to Lopez, they made the signs with help from her twins Emme and Max, 12.
"Today I had Emme and Max make me and Alex a sign for the protest," Lopez wrote on Instagram. "Max told me a few days ago: 'you know mom, since you have a following like some of my YouTuber gamers and they ask us to support things and we do, you should do that for George Floyd.'"
"I said, 'funny you say that baby, I am planning a few things. Do you want to help by making a sign?' the singer added. "And they did!! 🖤🖤🖤 We talked about how if one person doesn’t have justice then no one does. That this country was built on the belief of freedom and justice for all. We must take a stand for what we believe in and fight against the injustices in this world. So we continue to peacefully protest until there is change."
Rodriguez wrote in the caption for his own post, "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. Thank you for speaking up. Thank you for continuing to fight the good fight. Thank for you using your voices for good."
Cannon, who recently opened up about why his three children "fear police," wore a mask that read "We still can't breathe!" to a Black Lives Matter Rally in Times Square, N.Y.C., on June 7.
Joe Jonas & Sophie Turner
The actress marched in a Black Lives Matter protest in L.A. on June 7, holding a sign that read "Say their names!" and included the names and photos of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Dave McAtee, Pamela Turner and Tamir Rice.
Foxx, who recently traveled to San Francisco and Minneapolis to partake in protests and demonstrations there, raised a fist at a Black Lives Matter protest in Los Angeles.
Alison Brie & Dave Franco
The couple showed their support for the Black Lives Matter movement by marching in a demonstration in Los Angeles on June 7.
Maria Menounos marched on June 7 in L.A. with her husband Keven Undergaro. She held a sign that read, "Strong people stand up for themselves, stronger people stand up for others." At the bottom of the homemade sign she wrote, "I see you, I hear you, I will fight 4 U!"
The actress made protesting a family affair and attended a demonstration with her husband, Paul W. S. Anderson and daughter, Ever Gabo.
She wrote on Instagram, "As parents, my husband and I wanted to help our eldest daughter raise her voice in protest as well and feel like a real part of this incredible movement for justice that’s happening all over the world in support of #blacklivesmatter. Because no matter how small she thinks her voice is, she could see the impact of her actions right there in the moment by the overwhelming amount of people cheering and honking as they drove by our little group standing on the sidewalk. How they were uplifted by seeing us showing up for what we believe. The smile on their faces as they raised their fists in the air while they went about their day."
She added, "I was able to show her how her small action made us all feel connected to something so much bigger than ourselves and maybe inspired others to take action too."
The singer attended a local protest with husband Carey Hart, who shared photos and a video from the gathering.
"Wifey and I went to a #PeacefulProtest with our local community today. Stay safe everyone," Hart wrote on Instagram.
West was photographed joining demonstrators in his hometown of Chicago on June 4.
In a video shared by a reporter for NBC Chicago, Trina Orlando, West stands as a fellow marcher yells: "We need everybody to stand where they are because we are going to march."
West also recently created a 529 college savings plan to fully cover tuition for Floyd's 6-year-old daughter Gianna, a representative for West confirmed to PEOPLE. In addition, he donated $2 million to support the families of and the legal funds for Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor.
The Black-ish star spoke out about ways big and small to help the Black community alongside Cedric the Entertainer (not pictured) in front of the Hall of Justice in L.A. on Wednesday.
“Every one of you who are out here needs to be registered to vote,” Anderson told the crowd in his speech, which he shared on Instagram. “And I’m not just talking about the big elections, I’m talking about your local elections.”
The actress protested in London, and posted a photo to Instagram where she’s seen holding a sign that quotes the late novelist James Baldwin. “Dear America, ‘I can’t believe what you say, because I see what you do,” the sign reads, followed with “Black Lives Matter.”
Kravitz's dad Lenny supported his daughter on the post, writing "That's my girl!" in the comments.
Lee gave a thumbs up while out protesting Wednesday at Carl Schurz Park in N.Y.C.
The actor and wife Liv Lo marched alongside thousands of protestors in L.A. on Wednesday.
Stephen & Ayesha Curry
The couple took a knee at a protest in Oakland, California on Wednesday.
“Keep lining the streets, keep filling the feeds, keep informing your friends,” Ayesha said in an impassioned Instagram caption about the day. “We have the power to shift and change things. I promise you in this moment, right now...this is the victory and the celebration you want to be telling your children and your children’s children about.”
Sprouse stepped out to re-join the protests in Hollywood, California. Two days prior, the Riverdale star was among a group arrested while peacefully protesting in nearby Santa Monica.
"We were given the option to leave, and were informed that if we did not retreat, we would be arrested," he wrote on Instagram. "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."
Ellen Pompeo & T.R. Knight
Pompeo reunited with her former Grey’s Anatomy costar Knight to march against police brutality in West Hollywood on Wednesday.
Baldwin offered free snacks and water bottles to protestors on Wednesday in L.A.
The Star Wars actor passionately spoke to crowds at Hyde Park in London on Wednesday.
Boyega has been outspoken on social media since Floyd's murder. "This just burns. Seems to be a never ending cycle. The murderers need to be charged severely. Even in the face of death this man was given zero empathy,” Boyega wrote on Twitter on May 27. Minutes later he succinctly wrote, “I really f— hate racists."
Machine Gun Kelly, Cara Delevingne & Travis Barker
The musicians and model joined the Tuesday protest in Hollywood with signs that read "Silence is consent" and "No justice, no peace."
Ben Affleck & Ana De Armas
The new couple stepped out on Tuesday at a protest in Venice, California, to support the Black Lives Matter movement and to denounce the demolition of the First Baptist Church of Venice.
The First Baptist Church of Venice was built in 1910 and has been a landmark building within the African-American community — although its history is in danger of disappearing.
In February 2017, the venue was sold for a reported $6.3 million to a private holding company with plans to remodel the church, which has been unoccupied since 2015, according to LA Curbed.
The Friends star joined ex Zoe Buckman for a gathering in downtown Manhattan on Tuesday.
"We're no longer a couple, but @zoebuckman and I
are parents of a nine year old, and fellow advocates for social justice and reform," he wrote.
"We marched in honor of the countless black lives lost to racial violence; to oppose the institutional racism and systemic bias against marginilized [sic] communities; to show our love for, and solidarity with, our family members, colleagues and friends of color; because we are angry and appalled by the shocking indifference of our President; and to demand a better future for our children. ALL of our children.
It is not enough to be opposed to racism.
We must be actively opposed to it."
The rapper gave followers a live look at the L.A. protests on his Instagram stories on Tuesday as he showed protestors kneeling.
The actress showed her solidarity while protesting in L.A. on Tuesday.
King revealed she was arrested Tuesday while at the Black Lives Matter protest in Los Angeles, stressing that "everyone was peaceful" when they were detained.
"Currently arrested for a peaceful protest. Writing in handcuffs in back of bus," she tweeted. "EVERYONE WAS PEACEFUL. - Jaime and the rest of my sisters on this bus. 77th precinct."
Earlier in the day, King was spotted protesting outside of L.A. mayor Eric Garcetti's residence. She wore a shirt that read "I am a voter," as well as a mask amid the global coronavirus pandemic. She joined more than 1,000 fellow protestors.
Stewart and girlfriend Dylan Meyer stayed low-key as they headed to a protest in L.A. on Tuesday.
Madden shared a photo of a "Peaceful Hollywood Protest" on Tuesday as crowds kneeled opposite the California National Guard.
Camila Cabello & Shawn Mendes
The singers, who have been social distancing together in Florida, joined Sunday protests in Miami with Black Lives Matter signs in hand.
The Boston Celtics star drove 15 hours from Boston to Atlanta to help lead peaceful protests, speaking about his right to do so on Instagram.
Yungblud & Halsey
Halsey was hit with a rubber bullet while gathering in L.A. with her boyfriend. "[Police officers] fired rubber bullets at us. we did not breach the line … and they [tear] gassed and fired," she tweeted Saturday, later sharing video on her IG Story. She shared more information throughout the weekend, directing followers on where to leave much-needed supplies and sharing her own experiences marching.
"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. "
The star was also among those walking in Los Angeles over the weekend, carrying a "Peace Love Justice" sign.
The actor ventured to San Francisco on Monday for a meeting with the city's mayor, where he hoped to "have a Push for real change!!" he wrote on Instagram. "We cannot let all of these black folk down...."
"All throughout beverly hills and west hollywood we chanted," Grande shared of her experience peacefully protesting with her boyfriend Dalton Gomez and other friends. "People beeped and cheered along. we were passionate, we were loud, we were loving." She called for the media to "cover this too please," adding the hashtag, "#BLACKLIVESMATTER."
"It was good to be in solidarity together today here in LA," the singer wrote on Instagram. "They see and hear and feel us."
Cannon ventured to Minneapolis, where George Floyd was killed last week, joining marches and speaking to the crowds.
"How many times I gotta say this! I’m Taking the gloves off Beacuse Racism is the main deadliness that’s contagious!" he wrote on Instagram.
Machine Gun Kelly
"justice soon...❤️✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽" the rapper simply captioned a series of photos from his weekend protesting in L.A.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only LOVE can do that," the Boston Celtics player wrote alongside his photos, quoting Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Show up," the singer simply captioned her series of photos from Los Angeles.
Kehlani joined protestors in L.A. over the weekend. She also shared black-and-white photos from the scene. "RESPECT EXISTENCE OR EXPECT RESISTANCE," the It Was Good Until It Wasn't singer captioned the pictures. "#BLACKLIVESMATTER OUTSIDE INSIDE TODAY YESTERDAY TOMORROW AND FOREVER."
The Insecure star was shot with rubber bullets while protesting in Los Angeles. "These things HURT and are DANGEROUS," he captioned photos of his wounds from being struck with "7 shots." Sampson directed his fans to his Twitter page, where he shared more footage that he said showed police "beating, agitating and brutalizing several unarmed protesters after they started the aggression."
The Chicago native joined in weekend protests in the Windy City, sharing numerous photos and videos of clashes between protesters and police, revealing the latter came at him with batons.
"Keep it in perspective and I should not be the headline or the story important thing is the anger & pain out there& how hair trigger it feels/ I’m of no importance I was just a witness to what was happening in Chicago - didn’t see the press out at all," he wrote.
The Philadelphia 76ers player joined others in his city on May 31, sharing a powerful caption alongside his photos: "✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼✊🏻"
Also lending her voice in L.A., the model, who marched with others at Pan Pacific Park.
"DISMANTLE POWER STRUCTURES OF OPPRESSION #defundthepolice #justiceforgeorgefloyd #blacklivesmatter," she wrote on Instagram.
The Westworld actress documented her experience at the Los Angeles Black Lives Matter protest, where she joined the crowd in chanting, "This is our America."
"I can say that the #LosAngelesProtest was entirely peaceful until the [Los Angeles Police Department] arrived and escalated it," Thompson tweeted. "@MayorOfLA are you seeing this?"
The Selfish singer joined a protest in Santa Monica, CA, with a "Black Lives Matter" sign. Around 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Beer tweeted, "I WAS JUST TEAR GASSED THEY ARE ARRESTING EVERYONE AND TEAR GASSING ALL CROWDS." She updated followers on Monday, writing, "i am safe and well, thank you for the concern. i hope everyone who was out there is safe as well."
The young actor joined those kneeling quietly at the Santa Monica Pier over the weekend, warning others when the tear gas came out nearby.
Page was among protesters who walked through New York City, sharing the calm scene from Manhattan after also marching in Brooklyn.
The Utah Jazz guard and friends marched in Los Angeles on May 30, sharing photos of the peace and the aftermath.
"Stay together, keep fighting✊🏾" Brogdon, of the Indiana Pacers, wrote alongside his snaps of the Atlanta marches.
L.A. native Ball, who plays for the New Orleans Pelicans, stood with friends in Chino Hills, California.
The former Fifth Harmony singer joined the crowds in Miami on Saturday.
"Finally home from the Miami protests in Bayside. We were thousands strong and peaceful as f--- and then s--- 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. Sh-- is real. STAY SAFE AND PROTECT EACH OTHER," she wrote on Twitter alongside other messages calling on followers to take action.
Michael B. Jordan
The Just Mercy star marched with his family and friends in the Black Lives Matter protest in Beverly Hills, California.