Beyonce on the Unrest in Baltimore: ‘People Are Hurting’ [PHOTO]
Beyonce has added her voice to the conversation about the social unrest in Baltimore regarding the tragic death of Freddie Gray while in police custody. The R&B superstar took to Instagram to speak out about the protest and urged her fans to help families in need.
The singer shared a photo of a protester draped in a black-and-white American flag, which traditionally symbolizes economic recession and the call for change in America. If you look closely, you can see the name of Freddie Gray written on it as well as other names.
"People are hurting," Beyonce wrote in the caption. "Join us in supporting the NAACP to help in the cleanup efforts and to provide housing, food and supplies to those affected by the unrest in Baltimore."
The "Grown Woman" singer also provided a link to the NAACP’s donation page for those who want to assist with a monetary contribution.
Beyonce’s post follows recent news that all six police officers were charged in the death of Freddie Gray. All five officers have posted bail and been released. Baltimore state attorney, Marilyn Mosy, announced a laundry list of charges in a press conference on Friday (May 1).
While the charges against the officers was a big relief to many in the city, legal experts are divided on whether the charges against the officers will stick.