Cole Sprouse arrested at Los Angeles Black Lives Matter protest

Cole Sprouse was arrested on Sunday through the Black Lives Matter protest in Santa Monica, Calif.

The “Riverdale” actor, 27, described his expertise by way of Instagram on Monday, writing: “A bunch of peaceable protesters, myself included, had been arrested yesterday in Santa Monica. So earlier than the voracious horde of media sensationalism decides to in some way flip it about me, there’s a transparent want to talk about the circumstances: Black Lives Matter. Peace, riots, looting, are a fully professional type of protest. The media is by nature solely going to point out essentially the most sensational, which solely proves an extended standing racist agenda.”

He then described how he was detained “when standing in solidarity” and was given the choice to depart or face arrest. He was amongst protesters who determined to depart, however they “discovered one other line of cops blocking our route, at which level, they began zip tying us.”

“It must be said that as a straight white man, and a public determine, the institutional penalties of my detainment are nothing compared to others inside the motion,” he asserted.

“That is, and can be, a time about standing floor close to others as a state of affairs escalates, offering educated help, demonstrating and doing the best factor,” he added whereas informing his followers that he can be sharing hyperlinks the place individuals may donate their cash and help.

“That is exactly the time to ponder what it means to face as an ally,” he concluded. “I hope others in my place do as effectively. I observed that there are cameras that roll inside the police cruisers through the entirety of our detainment, hope it helps.”

Sprouse is without doubt one of the many celebrities protesting in response to the loss of life of George Floyd whereas in police custody.

Singer Madison Beer documented her expertise protesting in Santa Monica, sharing that she was tear-gassed on Sunday. Halsey stated that she was hit by police pellets and was “gassed” in Los Angeles, whereas John Cusack stated police got here at him with batons in Chicago. “Insecure” star Kendrick Sampson was additionally hit by rubber bullets at protest on Saturday.

The protests are ongoing all through the nation.

Reps for Sprouse didn’t instantly get again to us.

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