Celebs react to Baltimore riot

By Drum Digital
29 April 2015

Celebrities have expressed their feelings on the riots on the streets of Baltimore following the mysterious death of Freddie Gray

The death of a 25-year-old American man has caused an uproar and unrest in the city of Baltimore in Maryland.

During the weekend, it was revealed that Freddie Gray died in police custody and his death remains a mystery.

In response, Baltimore residents have been rioting and looting in the city.

The city has imposed a curfew but residents are still adamant about staying on course while celebrities, on the other hand, have condemned the action on the streets.

Jada Pinkett-Smith wrote on a post on her Facebook page:

Baltimore!

I know we are angry, I know we want to be heard. We want answers, we want justice but most of all we want the corrupt systems of authority in our neighborhoods that continually steal the lives of people of color and the underprivileged to be revealed and rectified. But we must do our part. Today, I see that violence begets violence making it difficult to differentiate the victims from the perpetrators. Violence creates a window to vilify the victims, even in the deepest recesses of the most condolent mind. Nonviolence creates a clear view to who the offenders of justice really are. Don't give the very system that has been using violence to terrorize and exterminate us any justification to use that very violence upon us to keep us in order. This is a time of self-discipline so that the true offenders of justice can be revealed.

Stand down so that justice and the preservation of our communities are the priority and have the opportunity to prevail. While other celebs took to their twitter to express their concerns:    

       

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