Alton Sterling’s name began trending on social media moments after video of him being pinned to the ground and shot multiple times while restrained by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana surfaced online. As the news spread, thousands took to Twitter to voice their thoughts, fears, and concerns over yet another black man being gunned down by police. Celebrities like Drake, Rihanna, and Samira Wiley posted images and tweets of sympathy, shock, and sadness over the death.
1) In the interest of time, would ye noble patriots please provide a list of infractions punishable by spontaneous public execution? Thanks!— jesseWilliams. (@iJesseWilliams) July 6, 2016
How many more times must this happen for us to matter? How many more must we lose?— Zendaya (@Zendaya) July 6, 2016
BLACK. LIVES. MATTER. #AltonSterling
#AltonSterling. Say his name.— Samira Wiley (@samirawiley) July 6, 2016
Sterling leaves behind a family, five children and a partner. Actress and writer Issa Rae has set up a GoFundMe account to create a scholarship for Sterling’s children, which you can donate to here.
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