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'Insecure' Star Kendrick Sampson At Front Line Of L.A. Protest Over George Floyd's Murder

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By Ryan Naumann

“Insecure” actor Kendrick Sampson was spotted at the front line of the protests in Los Angeles over the murder of George Floyd.

The 32-year-old actor/activist shared a video of himself fighting back against cops with a large group of people. The police can be seen hitting the line of people with batons and yelling at them to go home.

The officers begin shooting bean bags and rubber bullets at the crowd but the people are not deterred. Kendrick wrote,“#DEFUNDPOLICE #prosecutekillercops #ABOLISHPOLICE.”

In another clip, the actor tells his followers the police are telling them to disperse but then trying to corner them into a location to try and arrest the crowd.

Earlier, Kendrick tweet, “The strategy to #DefundPolice is working. When we fight, we win. Let’s pull up, push through. Do this in every city. Demand to defund. We can build better infrastructure and institutions that actually care for our communities and our children with this money.

Other celebrities who took the streets to protest included “RHOA” star Porsha Williams and J. Cole.

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On May 25, 2020, Minneapolis Police Officers responded to an alleged forgery in progress. Once they arrived at the scene they came into contact with George Floyd and placed him in handcuffs. At one point, former officer Derek Chauvin forcefully put Floyd on the ground and placed his knee on his neck. The autopsy noted his knee was on Floyd’s neck for over 8 minutes.

As bystanders started walking by shouted at the officers to remove the knee. Floyd could be heard shouting “I can’t breathe” but the officers did nothing.

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Another officer, Tou Thao, is seen scolding bystanders and telling them to back off. He refused to listen to the woman who said she works for the fire department. Once the ambulance arrives, they drag Floyd’s body onto a stretcher. He was pronounced dead once he arrived at the hospital.

Two other officers, Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng, were involved in the arrest but not visible in the original video.

All four officers have been fired. Chauvin was arrested and charged with charges of third-degree murder and manslaughter. Floyd’s family have called for the remaining officers to be charged immediately.

Protests across the county have continued to grow as the uproar continues over Floyd’s death.

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