After the entire country came out to the streets in protest of George Floyd’s death. There were many celebrities who made sure that they stand hand in hand with the Black community. One of these celebrities was Cole Sprouse.
He joined in on the Black Lives Matter protests. However, his experience was not a very ‘peaceful’ one. Cole Sprouse took to Instagram to announce that he was arrested while protesting in Santa Monica, California.
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Cole Sprouse Arrested At BLM Protest
“Before the voracious horde of media sensationalism decides to somehow turn it about me, there’s a clear need to speak about the circumstances: Black Lives Matter. Peace, riots, looting, are an absolutely legitimate form of protest. The media is by nature only going to show the most sensational, which only proves a long standing racist agenda,” Cole explained on Instagram. “I was detained when standing in solidarity. As were many of the final vanguard within Santa Monica.”
The protesters were told to retreat or they’d be arrested. However, when some did choose to retreat, there were police officers blocking their route. At which point the police started zip tying everyone. And of course, one of these people was Cole Sprouse.
Furthermore, we know that his story is a 100% true. Madison Beer, an influencer, was also participating in the protests in Santa Monica. And she was the one to send out a tweet asking every protester in the area to leave as the police had started arresting everyone. She also got tear gassed by the police.
LEAVE SANTA MONICA NOW IF YOU CAN I WAS JUST TEAR GASSED THEY ARE ARRESTING EVERYONE AND TEAR GASSING ALL CROWDS
— madison beer (@madisonbeer) May 31, 2020
Cole Sprouse ended his statement saying, “I noticed that there are cameras that roll within the police cruisers during the entirety of our detainment. Hope it helps. I’ll speak no more on the subject. As I’m (1) not well versed enough to do so. (2) not the subject of the movement. And (3) uninterested in drawing attention away from the leaders of the #BLM movement. I will be, again, posting the link in my story to a comprehensive document for donations and support.”