Madonna, Maisie Williams & More Join ‘Black Lives Matter’ Protests In London

Madonna surprised protesters in London as she took to the streets to support the Black Lives Matter protests on Saturday.

Using crutches after a knee injury, Madonna was one of the many celebs in the marches. Alexa Chung, Suki Waterhouse, Anthony Joshua, and Boris Becker were also there.

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A number of people took to Twitter to share videos and pictures of the iconic singer at the event, praising her support.

Last week, Madonna and her son David faced backlash after she posted a video of him dancing in the kitchen to Michael Jackson’s “They Don’t Really Care About Us”.

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Madonna explained that it was dedicated to George Floyd and aimed to highlight “all Acts of Racism and Discrimination that happen on a daily basis in America.” People mocked her, saying she was out of touch.

“Game of Thrones” actress Maisie Williams also attended Sunday, sharing footage from the day.

“The vibes were immaculate and this energy isn’t going away. As someone with a following, I felt a responsibility to post petitions, podcasts and little snippets of knowledge for people to get involved with #blacklivesmatter this week. But to be quite honest, I just wanted to sit and read. I wanted to understand. I had nothing to say and everything to learn,” she wrote.

“Watching hate crime video after police brutality video only desensitises yourself to the murder of innocent black people. it’s poison and it’s sadistic. it’s important that the truth is revealed and justice is served. but clicking and watching a video like that will not solve the problem. it’s not enough to simply witness these atrocities, feel awful, and do nothing. It’s time to step away and look at yourself on the inside (and I’m talking to myself too). knowledge truly is power and if we’re always talking, we’re never learning.”

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the vibes were immaculate and this energy isn’t going away. as someone with a following, i felt a responsibility to post petitions, podcasts and little snippets of knowledge for people to get involved with #blacklivesmatter this week. but to be quite honest, i just wanted to sit and read. i wanted to understand. i had nothing to say and everything to learn. there’s many sayings floating around right now like “i understand that i will never understand. yet i stand…” and it’s poetic and lovely and it makes us feel nice. but what does it even mean? watching hate crime video after police brutality video only desensitises yourself to the murder of innocent black people. it’s poison and it’s sadistic. it’s important that the truth is revealed and justice is served. but clicking and watching a video like that will not solve the problem. it’s not enough to simply witness these atrocities, feel awful, and do nothing. it’s time to step away and look at yourself on the inside (and I’m talking to myself too). knowledge truly is power and if we’re always talking, we’re never learning. it’s time to be anti-racist. now is not the time for white guilt or defensiveness. ask yourself how you want the world to change. then change it, starting with yourself and the people you love.

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