News | Entertainment
11 Jul 2020 23:23
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Cole Sprouse was arrested during a "peaceful" Black Lives Matter protest

    The 'Riverdale' actor has claimed he was "detained when standing in solidarity" during the movement in Santa Monica on Sunday (31.05.20), which comes after the death of George Floyd, who passed away following his arrest by police outside a shop in Minneapolis, Minnesota, after an officer knelt on his neck


    Cole shared a Black Lives Matter image, and added the caption: "A group of peaceful protesters, myself included, were arrested yesterday in Santa Monica. 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. the media is by nature only going to show the most sensational, which only proves a long standing racist agenda. I was detained when standing in solidarity, as were many of the final vanguard within Santa Monica. We were given the option to leave, and were informed that if we did not retreat, we would be arrested. 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. (sic)"

    The 27-year-old star also took to his Instagram Stories to share a "comprehensive list of ways to donate and support" Black Lives Matter.

    Several other stars have also joined protests, which have broken out in cities all over the world.

    Halsey claimed this week was hit by rubber bullets and "gassed repeatedly" while protesting in Los Angeles.

    She wrote on her Instagram Story: "we were peaceful hands up not moving 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.(sic)"

    The 25-year-old singer urged her followers to "have courage" and promised to be back to protest again.

    © 2020 Bang Showbiz, NZCity


     Other Entertainment News
     11 Jul: Angelina Jolie wants women to "know their own value"
     11 Jul: Jack Whitehall has claimed the Duchess of Cambridge's old school won't let anyone beat her sporting achievements
     11 Jul: Devon Murray and his girlfriend Shannon McCaffrey are expecting their first child together
     11 Jul: Ed Sheeran wants to buy three houses on the edges of his Suffolk estate
     11 Jul: The Duchess of Sussex will be the keynote speaker at the Girl Up Leadership Summit
     11 Jul: Heather Morris has called for prayers for Naya Rivera
     11 Jul: Naya Rivera is missing and presumed dead
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Nullifying the Blues lineout is one of the major challenges facing the Crusaders tonight More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    Elon Musk's net worth has soared to make the chief executive officer of Tesla Inc the seventh richest person in the world More...



     Today's News

    Accident and Emergency:
    One person has moderate injuries after a car which had earlier been chased by police crashed just south of Whangarei on State Highway 1 21:57

    Entertainment:
    Angelina Jolie wants women to "know their own value" 21:41

    Living & Travel:
    Four big Lotto winners from this evening's draw - but Powerball wasn't won and jackpots to Wednesday night 21:17

    Entertainment:
    Jack Whitehall has claimed the Duchess of Cambridge's old school won't let anyone beat her sporting achievements 21:11

    Entertainment:
    Devon Murray and his girlfriend Shannon McCaffrey are expecting their first child together 20:41

    Entertainment:
    Ed Sheeran wants to buy three houses on the edges of his Suffolk estate 20:11

    Entertainment:
    The Duchess of Sussex will be the keynote speaker at the Girl Up Leadership Summit 19:41

    Entertainment:
    Heather Morris has called for prayers for Naya Rivera 19:11

    Politics:
    Praise for the Government's latest investment in Mental Health 19:07

    Auckland:
    One person is being treated for smoke inhalation after a house caught fire in the Auckland suburb of Glen Eden earlier today 18:57


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2020 New Zealand City Ltd