KEY POINTS

  • Cole Sprouse shared how he was arrested amid a peaceful protest
  • Chrissy Teigen donated $200,000 to help bail out George Floyd protesters
  • Beyonce encouraged her fans to support the petitions seeking justice for Floyd

Cole Sprouse revealed how he was arrested amid a “peaceful” protest in Santa Monica.

Sprouse shared his experience after joining a protest in California on Sunday (May 31). In a lengthy post on Instagram, he detailed how he was arrested and detained.

“A group of peaceful protesters, myself included, were arrested yesterday in Santa Monica,” he wrote.

The “Riverdale” star attended the gathering to voice his support for the #BlackLivesMatter movement. He also added a disclaimer that he didn’t want the media to sensationalize his post and make it about him because it’s about “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,” he continued.

According to Sprouse, he was detained with other protesters after they stood in solidarity. They were given the option to leave and were warned that they would be arrested if they would not retreat.

Several left, but Sprouse stayed and they found another line of police officers blocking their route.

“They started zip tying us,” he added.

“It needs to be stated that as a straight white man, and a public figure, the institutional consequences of my detainment are nothing in comparison to others within the movement.”

According to Sprouse, there were cameras that rolled within the police cruises during the entirety of their detainment and he was hoping that it would help. Before ending his post, the “Five Feet Apart” actor said he would never speak about the subject again because he is not well versed to do so, he isn’t the subject of the movement and he is not interested in drawing attention away from the #BLM leaders.

In related news, Chrissy Teigen recently showed support to George Floyd protesters who were arrested. John Legend’s wife pledged to donate $200,000 to bail them out.

Meanwhile, Beyoncé encouraged her fans to support the petitions seeking for justice for Floyd. According to the “Halo” singer, even if someone has been charged, justice is still not served yet.

“Someone has been charged, but justice is far from being achieved,” Beyoncé said. “Please sign the petition and continue to pray for peace and compassion and healing for our country.”

Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse attend the premiere of "Five Feet Apart" on March 7, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images