UPDATE: The power of Beyonce. Her letter crashed the Congressional website.
Beyoncé is urging her fans to get in formation and demand “they stop killing us.”
Beyoncé rarely speaks out or issues statements and lets her music do the talking, but the injustice surrounding the deaths of Alton Sterling And Philando Castile by police this week is reason enough.
“We are sick and tired of the killings of young men and women in our communities,” she writes. “It is up to us to take a stand and demand that they ‘stop killing us.’ We don’t need sympathy. We need everyone to respect our lives.”
Beyonce sparked backlash from police after her “Formation” music video and Super Bowl performance earlier this year highlighted victims killed by police brutality. She once again clarifies she is not anti-police.
“This is not a plea to all police offers, but toward any human being who fails to value human life. The war on people of color and all minorities needs to be over.”
Beyoncé ends her message by asking outraged spectators to channel their anger into peaceful action and end “these robberies of lives.”