Insecure star Kendrick Sampson has spoken out after being hit with rubber bullets and batons by LAPD during a protest in wake of George Floyd's killing.
In case you didn't hear, Sampson was out on the streets of Los Angeles with his organization, BLD PWR, alongside Black Lives Matter LA on Saturday (May 30) when police fired rubber bullets at him and other protesters. The incident was captured on Instagram Live and even put on broadcast by CNN. "My non-profit initiative BLD PWR and I, in collaboration with Black Lives Matter LA, organized a peaceful demonstration, protesting the brutal killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Kenneth Ross, Jr. and 600+ others killed by police in LA County. [The protest] had two demands 1) Defund Police and 2) Prosecute Killer Cops," Sampson said in a statement to ET on Sunday. "I am safe this morning, but the liberation continues tomorrow and beyond. Defund Police."
Sampson also took to Twitter to address the incident and viral footage. "Glad y’all witnessed this. Esp the video of them actually targeting us. He didn’t try to ricochet the bullets of the ground - one tactic - he pointed the gun DIRECTLY AT ME. I actually got hit 7 times with rubber bullets and many with batons. My boy has stitches. #DEFUNDPOLICE," he wrote.
"Appreciate the outpouring of support & standing with us but if y’all really want to support, make sure we do EVERYTHING in our POWER to #DEFUNDPOLICE - END THE LEGACY OF SLAVE CATCHING and use those resources, OUR RESOURCES to build BETTER. Make THAT the headlines. Put in WORK," he added.
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