Kevin Hart took to Instagram yesterday, to post a message to all media outlets. In the video, he stated that the media controls the narrative of all events that occur.
Hart then mentioned the fact that the media should be advocating for the correct narrative. Most recently, the protests/riots dedicated to the Black Lives Matter movement is projected all over the media.
However, while riots, looting, etc. is being covered across all media outlets, Hart stated that the “why” isn’t being discussed.
He asked the media to advocate for a positive change, and to push the narrative in the right direction.
Honestly, Hart is absolutely right. A lot of coverage has been solely on “violent riots/protests”, and although there have been looting, riots, etc. there’s also been a lot of peace. There has been so many moments that not all media outlets will openly portray.
First, let’s discuss the bad things that happened during last weekend’s BLM protest.
At the Santa Monica protest in Los Angeles, CA, it started off peacefully. Protestors took a knee for 2:53 seconds, in honor of George Floyd. The protest started at noon, and people were peacefully chanting and marching. That is, until chaos ensued.
Singer, Lauren Sanderson, took to social media yesterday, to release a video. The video consisted of the protestors standing at a safe distance from the police. No one appeared to have been getting violent, and nobody was advancing towards the policemen. However, the video showcased the police force aiming and shooting rubber bullets into a crowd full of peaceful protestors.
Sanderson, amongst many others, were hit and injured.
“Selfish” singer, Madison Beer, was also at the same protest, and shared an image on social media. The image was of her watery, red eyes. She stated that while protestors were peacefully protesting/chanting, policemen began to tear gas the crowd.
Just this weekend alone, over 430 protestors have been arrested.
Cole Sprouse revealed earlier today, that he was amongst the arrested. According to Sprouse, he (along with other peaceful protestors) was told by the police to leave. Yet, when he began to leave as he was told, he was met with another line of police officers. The officers then zip-tied the protestors, and placed them all under arrest.
Halsey aided injured protestors, and provided adequate medical supplies, water, etc.
While many different peaceful protests were interrupted by either tear gas, rubber bullets, arrests, and more, there were some sweet moments, between protestors and police officers:
Justice is possible, and there’s proof that peace can be restored. However, the entire country will need to join forces, in order to ensure equality, and abolish racism altogether.