Emily Ratakjowski and Kristen Stewart join Black Lives Matter protest

Emily Ratakjowski, Kristen Stewart, Ben Affleck and Ana De Armas lead the celebrities marching in Black Lives Matter protests over the killing of George Floyd

  • The stars joined hordes of fellow protestors making their voices heard amid the killing of black man George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer
  • Harry Styles, Cara Delevingne, Tyga, Logan Paul, Norman Reedus, Laura Dern and Jaime King also joined the protests 
  • The death of 46-year-old Floyd in Minneapolis has sparked demonstrations across the nation over police brutality against African-Americans
  • On May 25, Floyd – an unarmed, African-American male – experienced a horrific death at the hands of police
  • In the horrifying video footage of Floyd’s death, he is seen saying that he can not breathe as officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck
  • Eventually he went silent and limp, and he was later declared dead
  • The Minneapolis policeman accused of killing Floyd, Chauvin, was taken into custody Friday and charged with third-degree murder, officials said
  • Social media also entered a 24-hour blackout on Tuesday as people made their voices heard in the fight for equality and against racial injustice

Emily Ratajkowski, Kristen Stewart, Ben Affleck and Ana De Armas led the celebrities taking part in Black Lives Matter protests this week.

The stars joined hordes of fellow protesters making their voices heard amid the killing of black man George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer, in an act which has sent shockwaves around the world.

Model Emily, 28,  has been outspoken on social media amid Black Lives Matter protests across the country – and took to the streets of LA on Tuesday to march alongside husband Sebastian Bear-McClard and other supporters of the cause.  


Black Lives Matter: Emily Ratajkowski led the stars taking part in Black Lives Matter protests on Tuesday

The star held up a sign that read ‘defund the police’ as she walked in the peaceful protest in the Californian city.

She sported a cropped army green sweatshirt, some skintight black bike shorts and a pair of black and white Adidas sneakers.  

Ratajkowski kept her face covered with a red baseball cap, black Ray-Ban wayfarers and a black face mask. 

She previously took to her Instagram story with a sign she created that read: ‘Dismantle power structures of oppression.’  

The I Feel Pretty star also shared video of the peaceful demonstration as protesters took a knee in front of City Hall.

She shared another photo of armed soldiers in front of a boarded-up storefront, writing: ‘Who are you protecting? Who are you serving?’

Ratajkowski also used her story to call out social media activists, after #BlackOutTuesday started trending, taking over the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag with black squares instead of vital resources.

Defund the police: Emily, 28, held up a sign that read ‘defund the police’ as she walked in the peaceful protest alongside husband Sebastian Bear-McClard

Making a statement: She previously took to her Instagram story with a sign she created that read: ‘Dismantle power structures of oppression’

‘Now is the time for me to listen, learn, and most importantly, take action’: Ben, 47, held one sign up supporting the Black Lives Matter movement

Defending historical site: Ben also held up a sign supporting the saving of a 100-year-old African-American landmark – First Baptist Church of Venice – which Jay Penske bought for $6.3M and plans on rebuilding as a single family home

She wrote: ‘So easy to post a black square. I’m seeing people who haven’t posted in YEARS come on to post a black square.

‘Your silence was embarrassing and now you can feel good about yourself while doing the bare minimum. This is the worst kind of [virtue] signaling.’  

Actress Kristen Stewart and girlfriend Dylan Meyer also joined a Black Lives Matter protest in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

Speaking up: Kristen was joined by girlfriend Dylan Meyer, who she was first linked to in August, and Dylan could be seen donning a cropped graphic t-shirt black sunglasses and a pair of denim bottoms

 The 30-year-old SAG Award winner went incognito in a blue flannel, which she layered over a white t-shirt, and paired with a cropped pair of grey trousers.  

As she navigated the sidewalk with a few pals, she kept her nose and mouth covered with a pastel blue facial covering. 

The Twilight alum slicked her blonde tresses in a half-up, half-down updo, as she cut a bandit chic look.  

Vroom! Affleck and the Cuban 32-year-old were easily able to ride to the protest on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle, which they’ve been spotted on two days in a row now

Detained: Jaime King announced on Twitter that she was ‘arrested’ during a ‘peaceful protest’ held outside of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s home in Hancock Park on Tuesday


Walking the walk: Jaime showed solidarity with protesters on Tuesday by taking to the streets, herself


Allies: Darren Criss and his wife Mia Swier joined in to let their voices be heard about the tragic death of George Floyd 

While remaining mostly covered up, Stewart left a glimpse of her toned midriff exposed, while walking toward a demonstration to campaign against violence and systemic racism towards black people. 

Staying close by, Meyer, who she was first linked to in August, could be seen donning a cropped graphic t-shirt black sunglasses and a pair of denim bottoms.   

Two-time Oscar-winning filmmaker Ben Affleck and his castmate-turned-quarantine partner Ana de Armas joined a recent Black Lives Matter protest in Venice Beach.

In an image which surfaced on Twitter Tuesday, the Berkeley-born, Cambridge-raised 47-year-old held up two signs while marching down Abbot Kinney beside the Cuban 32-year-old.

Important: Harry Styles took part in a protest in Los Angeles earlier this week as he joined the stars taking action against the tragic death of George Floyd


Taking the knee: The musician, 26, can be seen kneeling to the ground with fellow protesters in images from fan accounts  (pictured with actor Alyal Shearer)

‘Being not racist is not enough’: The songwriter highlighted his privilege as a white male and promoted the Black Lives Matter movement on social media

‘Enough is enough’: The Worcestershire native urged his fans to ‘educate’ themselves on police brutality and racism

One sign supported Black Lives Matter following Ben’s tweet on Monday: ‘Now is the time for me to listen, learn, and most importantly, take action.’   

The other sign supported saving a 100-year-old African-American landmark – First Baptist Church of Venice – which Jay Penske bought for $6.3M and plans on rebuilding as multi-family family home. (The church relocated to another venue prior to the sale.) 

Affleck and de Armas were easily able to ride to the protest on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle, which they’ve been spotted on two days in a row now.  

The politically-active pair wore matching blue jeans with black leather jackets for their joy ride on his bike, which had no license plate.

After leaving the Last Thing He Wanted actor’s $19M Pacific Palisades mansion, Ana made sure to grip his thigh with her right hand and she wrapped her left arm around his chest.     

Jaime King announced on Twitter that she was ‘arrested’ during a ‘peaceful protest’ held outside of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s home in Hancock Park on Tuesday.

‘Currently arrested for a peaceful protest. Writing in handcuffs in back of bus. EVERYONE WAS PEACEFUL. – Jaime and the rest of my sisters on this bus. 77th precinct,’ wrote the 41-year-old actress to her nearly 220,000 followers.


Community minded: Cara Santana and Ireland Baldwin joined protests in Los Angeles on Tuesday

Cozying up: Logan Paul and his model girlfriend Josie Canseco are among the latest to take to the streets to demand justice for the killing of George Floyd during a protest in Hollywood on Tuesday

King was one of nearly 2,000 demonstrators that showed up to demand justice for African-American citizens who have lost their lives at the hands of law enforcement.   

Jaime donned an ‘I am a voter’ tee and had her arm wrapped around a fellow protester’s shoulders as they paraded up and down the Mayor’s affluent street.

Protesters chanted ‘Defund The Police’ and wielded various homemade signs throughout the duration of the peaceful demonstration.

King’s bleach blonde hair looked noticeably undone and she donned a medical grade face mask.

She paired her statement t-shirt with a pair of black skinny jeans and some white trainers.  

Out and about: Like Machine Gun Kelly and Travis Barker, who were also in attendance, neither Paul or Canseco properly covered their mouths or noses, despite coming in close contact with other protestors

Vocal supporter: Norman Reedus left quarantine to advocate for an end to racial violence after the murder of George Floyd at a Black Lives Matter protest in Los Angeles


Taking a stand: Keke Palmer implored members of the National Guard to march with Black Lives Matter protesters on Tuesday

The highly, organized protest – presented by the LA chapter of Black Lives Matter -aimed to pressure Garcetti into significantly lowering the LAPD’s exorbitant budget. 

According to reports, ‘over 100 demonstrators’ sat before a line of LAPD officers, in order to create a safe space for speakers and activists to voice their ideas and concerns.   

Cara Delevingne was another famous face who joined crowds to march. The 27-year-old model shared snaps of herself and the crowd she marched with to her Instagram stories.   

Support: Cara Delevingne was another famous face who joined crowds to march. The 27-year-old model shared snaps of herself and the crowd she marched with to her Instagram stories


Marching: In a video, she showed the hundreds that marched in front of and behind her down the middle of a street as cars continued to try and drive

In a selfie the runway star held a cardboard sign, she seemed to have made, partially cover her face from the eyes down. 

As the sign was reversed in her selfie, she wrote ‘Silence is consent,’ the phrase on her sign for followers to read.   

In a video, she showed the hundreds that marched in front of and behind her down the middle of a street as cars continued to try and drive. At one point hundreds seemed to take a knee in the street. 

Late Monday night, the Paper Towns actress shared a black square to her Instagram, in support of Black Out Tuesday, which calls for social media and businesses to go dark for any issues not relating to Black Lives Matter, racial injustice and protests.  

Darren Criss and his wife Mia Swier let their voices be heard about the tragic death of George Floyd during a protest in Hollywood, California. 

The 33-year-old Glee actor wore a black bandanna across his face as he joined the more than 1,000 peaceful protestors on Tuesday.  

Showing their support for the cause, Darren threw his fist into the air as his wife walked alongside him carrying their homemade sign which read, ‘Black Trans Lives Matter.’ 

In a series of Instagram photos shared on fan accounts on Tuesday,Harry Styles, 26, can be seen holding up a Black Lives Matter placard and kneeling to the ground with fellow protesters as a powerful symbol against racism.   

Take a knee: Laura Dern joined a huge crowd as she took a knee with son Ellery, 18, showing solidarity with the peaceful demonstration

The former One Direction star – who has been vocal about steering the fight against police brutality – made an important statement by marching along the streets of the Californian city.

Harry kindly took photos with fans during the outing, with a selection showing the artist raising his fist in the air and kneeling – signs which promote unity and solidarity for oppressed individuals.   

American footballer Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem kneeling protest staged in 2016 has since become synonymous with the BLM movement. 

Tyga’s look: Tyga was joined by a Kylie Jenner lookalike as he joined the protests in Hollywood on Tuesday

Solidarity: Sarah Silverman put down her pots and pans on Tuesday to show solidarity with demonstrators

Madison protests: Madison Beer wasn’t  letting getting hit with tear gas deter her from protesting the unjust death of George Floyd.


Dedicated: Tinashe took to the streets of Hollywood on Tuesday (left) to join the day’s protest and shared another photo on Instagram (right)

Solidarity: Irish pop duo Jedward showed their solidarity for the Black Lives Matter movement as they joined protesters in Hollywood Boulevard

Black Lives Matter: Documenting their support for the movement on their social media, the twins shared several clips of themselves joining in the peaceful protests in the Californian city

Social media users who documented the singer’s appearance penned on their pages: ‘My brother @harrystyles showed the f**k up!   

On Sunday, Harry revealed he’s donating post bail funds to arrested protest organisers. 

Taking to Twitter, the songwriter used his platform to promote the Black Lives Matter movement and urged his fans to ‘educate’ themselves on police brutality and racism. 

Tyga, Logan Paul, Norman Reedus, Laura Dern, Madison Beer and Tinashe also joined the protests 

Stars also took to social media to show their support for the cause. Brooklyn Nine Nine actress Stephanie Beatriz is called upon herself and other actors who play police officers on television to get involved and help fight the fight against police brutality.

Support: Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Stephanie Beatriz asked actors who play cops to donate to Bail Fund Network amid the protests as she donated $11, 000 to the cause


Heartfelt statement: Big Sean posted a heartfelt video Tuesday to Instagram after joining the protests over the brutal police killing

Beatriz thanked actor Griffin Newman for kicking the idea off, that if you’re an actor who has been paid handsomely for playing a cop onscreen, then you are being encouraged to donate to the National Bail Fund Network, helping free protesters. 

Beatriz posted a receipt that seemed to claim she had donated $11,000 to the cause.   

Big Sean posted a heartfelt video Tuesday to Instagram after joining the protests.  

The 32-year-old said: ‘I’m wishing my sisters and my brothers strength right now, because I know we’re tired. And I know we need it now more than ever. Clearly we got the whole world’s attention, obviously. 

Blackout Tuesday: Selena Gomez shut down her website as part of Blackout Tuesday. Rather than the usual site, the 27-year-old had a message on the page with four links to organizations she supported

Paving the way: ‘It’s my hope today you are taking the time to do some introspective thinking about how we can all come together and listen to one another with an open heart and mind,’ she began

On board: And over on Selena’s Rare Beauty Instagram pages, they partook in the social media movement of posting a black tile with a similar message

‘And justice has to be served. Period. And if it’s not, I don’t think things are going to change or get better. I know I been protesting, I know a lot of us been out in the streets protesting, and it’s been a lot of unity, but I also see a lot of people with ulterior motives that look like undercover cops.’    

The video comes amid reports of police and white supremacists inciting riots amid otherwise peaceful protests.

He added: ‘I don’t know if they are undercover cops, but like, you know, starting a lot of the conflict, a lot of the issues. And we’ve all seen places where they’ve got them bricks conveniently located to wreak havoc, and I don’t know what the ulterior motive is.  

Fury: Kelly Clarkson expressed outrage at an incident captured on camera in Kansas City where police arrested a black man as he yelled at them while peacefully protesting along with others

No way: The singer and TV personality, 38, had previously tweeted at the weekend: ‘For cryin out loud this is the year 2020! Can we please learn from our past and finally progress as a nation?’

‘I don’t know if it’s to make us look like we wild beasts or don’t have control, but we clearly are not wild beasts. We’re extraordinary, talented magical people that if you took us out of the equation, the world would be very, very bland.’

Sean then went into the slavery-rooted police brutality against black people ‘to capture, apprehend, beat, discipline slaves, rip them apart from their families, keep them apart and god knows whatever else.’

He continued: ‘You wanna talk about land of equality and freedom? I don’t feel equal, and I don’t feel free. Of course, let’s speak up and be heard, but things have to change. 

Dedication: Jay-Z and his activist group Team ROC took out a full-page ad ‘in dedication to George Floyd’ that appeared in major newspapers across the nation on Tuesday

Personal: The ad also showcased the 50-year-old rapper’s virtual signature and the signatures of various attorneys, fellow activists, and victims of police brutality who partnered with Roc Nation to make the ad possible; Jay-Z pictured in 2018

Doing his part: On Monday, Jay-Z shared a personal statement regarding a conversation he had with Minnesota Governor Tim Walz

‘Maybe these rules have to get updated, maybe these laws have to get updated. And government has to relay that foundation, because it is a racist foundation right now.’ 

Thousands of protesters marched the streets of Hollywood on Tuesday where they were met by varying degrees of law enforcement from the LAPD to the National Guard, according to the Los Angeles Times. 

 The death of 46-year-old George Floyd in Minneapolis has sparked days of demonstrations across the nation over police brutality against African-Americans.

On May 25, Floyd – an unarmed, African-American male – experienced a horrific death at the hands of police in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

In the horrifying video footage of Floyd’s death, he is seen saying that he can not breathe as officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck.  

Donations list: Actress Dakota Johnson urged her Instagram followers to join her in donating to anti-racism organizations, including Black Lives Matter, Minnesota Freedom Fund and Reclaim The Block

Anti-apartheid leader: The 30-year-old actress shared a quote from anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela on Instagram

Untreated wound: Breaking silence: Zayn Malik broke his Instagram silence Tuesday to release a statement on the police killing of unarmed black man George Floyd

 ‘This is POWER,’ Kevin Hart captioned a screenshot of a CNN newscast on Tuesday. ‘Enough is Enough. It’s time for change.’

Eventually he went silent and limp, and he was later declared dead.

Protests swelled after federal authorities said Thursday that they were making the case a top priority but announced no arrests at that time.

The Minneapolis policeman accused of killing Floyd, Chauvin, was taken into custody Friday and charged with third-degree murder, officials said.    

Social media also entered a 24-hour blackout on Tuesday as people made their voices heard in the fight for equality and against racial injusticeafter the senseless death of George Floyd. 

Calling for change: Police officer Derek Chauvin has been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter after he crushed the unarmed black man’s neck with his knee in Minneapolis on May 25 (George pictured)

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