Cole Sprouse shared that he was arrested in Santa Monica, California over the weekend in protest of George Floyd’s fatal arrest.
The actor opened up to his followers on Instagram on Monday, June 1 to explain in detail exactly what happened and shared that he and a “group of peaceful protesters” had been detained the night before.
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“Before a fierce mob of media sensitivists can make the opposite decision about me, they should talk clearly about the situation: Black Lives Matter. Peace, riots, robberies and protests are legitimate forms. The media will look only the most sensitive in nature, which only proves the long-term racist agenda, “Sprouse wrote.” While incarcerated I was imprisoned, as were many of the recent attacks in Santa Monica. They gave us a chance to leave and we were told we would be arrested if we did not withdraw. When many returned to the escape, we saw the police blocking another line and then they started tying us up. “
“It should be noted that the institutional consequences of my detention as a direct white person and as a public figure are nothing compared to others in the movement. It’s not exactly a statement about me, and I hope the media won’t do it, “he added.” This will be the time to stand up to others when the situation is escalating, providing educated support, working and performing properly and doing the right thing. . This is the time to think about what it means to be a friend. “
In his post, he continued and hoped to inspire others in his position to do the same.
“I have noticed that there are cameras inside the police cruiser throughout our detention, I hope this will help. I won’t talk about it anymore because I’m (1) not good at doing it, (2) I’m not the subject of a movement, and 3) I’m not interested in drawing the attention of the leaders of the #BLM movement, “Spruce has been shared.” I will republish the link in a comprehensive grant and support document. “
The Riverdale star then proceeded to her Instagram story to share a Google document called “Resources of Accountability and Action for Black Lives”, which includes petitions, donation groups and more.
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A group of peaceful protesters, including me, were arrested in Santa Monica yesterday. So, before the intense crowd of media sensationalism decides to contradict me in any way, it is necessary to speak clearly about the situation: Black Lives Matter. Peace, riots and looting are the most legitimate forms of protest. The media appears to be the most sensitive in nature, proving only a long-term racist agenda. I was arrested when I was in solidarity, like the last works of Santa Monica. They gave us a chance to leave and we were told we would be arrested if we did not withdraw. When many returned to the escape, we saw the police blocking another line and then they started tying us up. It should be noted that the institutional consequences of my detention as a direct white person and the public are nothing compared to others in the movement. It’s not exactly a story about me, and I hope the media doesn’t make it that way. As this time and situation escalates, it will be time to stand up to others, provide educated support, do the right thing, and demonstrate. This is the time to think about what it means to be a friend. I hope others will be in my position as well. I noticed that we have cameras inside the police cruiser throughout the detention, I hope it helps. I won’t talk about this anymore, because I’m (1) not good at doing it, (2) I’m not subject to movement and (3) I am not interested in getting the attention of the leaders #BLM movement. I will again post the link to my story in an extensive grant and support document.