Singer Halsey has revealed that she found herself in the line of fire during the nationwide protests over the death of African-American black man George Floyd, who was killed in police custody in Minneapolis.
Halsey reportedly claimed that she was struck by rubber bullets and shrapnel while participating in the Black Lives Matter protest in Los Angeles on Saturday.
The singer, who was present at the Los Angeles protests which she described as “peaceful” demanding justice for George Floyd, shared snapshots of the demonstration on Sunday on her Instagram.
The songstress took to her social media handle to clarify that she was not arrested and is safe, but many others aren’t.
“(The police) fired rubber bullets at us. We did not breach the line. Hands were up. Unmoving.”
“And they gassed and fired,” Halsey posted alongwith black and white photos of the protests.
“This hit me through layers of fabric and for that, I am extremely privileged.”
“At close range it would have caused serious injury,” she wrote on a recent Instagram story which is now expired.
“They were fired at peoples’ faces during peaceful moments of the demonstration.”
“If you’re a follower of mine who ‘stays out of it’ but you’re mad I have a little bruise for doing nothing unlawful, then consider you ARE on our side.”
“Because the reality of what happens to black folks everyday is worse than my bruise. So get involved. Sign. Donate. Share links. Do something,” Halsey added.
Halsey has reportedly compiled a list of organisations that support the Black Lives Matter movement, and is encouraging her fans to donate within their means.
On the day of posting (May 29) she stated her “initial contributions” are USD$100,000, reports NME.com.