Just one day after posting a powerful message about the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, Beyoncé posts a moving message about the police officers that were killed in Dallas. In her message, she calls for an end to violence.
Beyoncé took to Instagram to share a black and white video of the Texas flag with the names, Brent Thompson, Patrick Zamarripa, Michael Krol, Michael Smith, and Lorne Ahrens, the officers who lost their lives in Dallas. She posted a moving message in the caption that read, “Rest in peace to the officers whose lives were senselessly taken yesterday in Dallas.” The post continued, “I am praying for a full recovery of the seven others injured. No violence will create peace. Every human life is valuable. We must be the solution. Every human being has the right to gather in peaceful protest without suffering more unnecessary violence. To effect change we must show love in the face of hate and peace in the face of violence.”
Beyoncé has been criticized as being anti-police, even though she has stated several times that she isn’t anti-police, but rather anti-police brutality. Check out her tribute below, and read more on the story here.