Actress Jaime King Arrested At Peaceful Protest In Los Angeles, Shares Disturbing Details Of The Night

Jaime King really put herself on the line protesting against the police.

On Tuesday night the “Black Summer” star attended a peaceful protest for George Floyd in Los Angeles and was swept up in a series of arrests, along with friends and other protesters.

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She updated later, saying that she was still sitting on the bus after more than four hours, and that women with her were not given access to medicine, bathrooms, and that some had untreated injuries. In since-deleted tweets.

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Over the last week, King has been vocal in support of the protests and Black Lives Matter, using her social media presence to amplify Black voices.

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This is my friend @krystinaarielle today I choose to use my platform to amplify her voice and mission to create understanding through empathy by having Tina take over my socials, my sister who knows and speaks the truth. She uses her own platform to bring awareness to the struggles that she and other Black people face on a daily basis. Black voices matter, black stories matter, and black lives matter. How we use our voices and our platforms is important. It isn’t enough to just say black lives matter and go back to our carefully curated social media squares. We have to use our influence to uplift and raise the voices of those that can change the world. It’s a privilege to be able to walk out the door without fear that you won’t walk back in because the color of your skin was seen as a threat. It’s a privilege to have the platform that I have and to be able to be heard. I will never know firsthand the experiences of Existing while black. I will never send my sons out the door with the fear that they’ll become a hashtag movement because their skin color was seen as a threat. But what I can do is listen. I can search my own biases. I can hear my friends when they say they are hurting and instead of saying “I’m so sorry.” I can say I see you, I hear you, and fight to make room for them in a world that makes that hard. Use your voice to uplift black artists and creators. Use your voice to fight for representation. Don’t just say black lives matter. Prove it by supporting artists like Tina. Prove by supporting black artists and businesses. Prove it by making sure when you look at your table not every face looks like yours.

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King later updated her followers on Instagram with footage of the evening. Resharing the words her friend wrote of the evening, King posted, “A little about the arrest: the cops cuffed and separated us into 2 lines — men and women. One trans woman was violently ripped away from her partner and placed on a bus labelled ‘other.’ Another young woman was sexually harassed as officers openly ogled and commented on her body.”

“Once we were loaded onto the bus, a quick, informal survey revealed that every WOC had been aggressively frisked, including vaginal probing. None of us white women were frisked. They didn’t even search my pockets,” she continued. “Two of us slipped out of our cuffs and we helped each other grab phones, fed each other, scratched each other’s itches, and sang a woman happy birthday at midnight.”

“The jails were already full, so they took us to a parking lot in Van Nuys (40 min away from arrest site) for processing. Cops can make anything a jail; the night before they turned UCLA into a jail. They refused to tell us on the bus where they were taking us. A woman asked how she was supposed to get home. A cop laughed and said ‘not my problem’.”

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This is what happened to us the other night peacefully protesting. The below re-counting is from my friend who was on the same bus stating what happened to us. Not to mention no one read us our rights. ***Cw: police brutality, sexual assault I was arrested last night along with ~200 other protesters for peacefully protesting curfew outside of @mayorofla ‘s house. Curfew is a blatant violation of our right to protest. For everyone who reached out yesterday asking what you can do to help: Stay active. Don’t lose the momentum protesters of color have created. Commit to at least one action everyday. Follow the orgs in my previous post to see how to help. A little about the arrest: the cops cuffed and separated us into 2 lines — men and women. One trans woman was violently ripped away from her partner and placed on a bus labeled “other.” Another young woman was sexually harrassed as officers openly ogled and commented on her body. Once we were loaded onto the bus, a quick, informal survey revealed that every WOC had been aggressively frisked, including vaginal probing. None of us white women were frisked. They didn’t even search my pockets. Two of us slipped out of our cuffs and we helped each other grab phones, fed each other, scratched each other’s itches, and sang a woman happy birthday at midnight. The jails were already full, so they took us to a parking lot in Van Nuys (40 min away from arrest site) for processing. Cops can make anything a jail; the night before they turned UCLA into a jail. They refused to tell us on the bus where they were taking us. A woman asked how she was supposed to get home. A cop laughed and said “not my problem. We EMPLOY these people. Defund the police. Do not stop until we see the changes The People are demanding ✊🏼 #blacklivesmatter #defundthepolice #justiceforgeorgefloyd #justiceforahmaud #justiceforbreonnataylor #nojusticenopeace #carenotcops #blmlosangeles #losangeles #peacefulprotest #dsa #bldpwr Edit*** i forgot to mention: we asked the cops to turn on their body cameras when they were arresting us and they refused to acknowledge us. They blocked off/arrested any journalists that could have documented our arrests.

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