Halsey says she was hit with a rubber bullet and shrapnel at a protest in Los Angeles yesterday. The pop singer posted a series of photos on her social media accounts from the frontline of a protest over the murder of George Floyd. Police officers have been using rubber bullets and tear gas against protestors.
“They opened fire of rubber bullets and tear gas multiple times on us. citizens who were not provoking them,” Halsey wrote last night. “They opened fire multiple times. I was hit twice. Once by pellets and once by shrapnel. We were gassed repeatedly for hours.”
“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 in a more recent post on her Instagram story. “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, than 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.”