Beyoncé: “We Don’t Need Sympathy, We Need Everyone To Respect Our Lives”

The singer shared a note on her website on Thursday in response to the killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.

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Beyoncé shared a note on her website this afternoon addressing the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.

"We are sick and tired of the killings of young men and women in our communities," she writes. "It is up to us to take a stand and demand that they “stop killing us.” We don’t need sympathy. We need everyone to respect our lives."

Beyoncé continues in the note with a call to action, urging her followers to unite: "We’re going to stand up as a community and fight against anyone who believes that murder or any violent action by those who are sworn to protect us should constantly go unpunished."

She specifically names the victims in the note's end, writing, "While we pray for the families of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, we will also pray for an end to this plague of injustice in our communities."

Below the note are links to find and contact your local Congressman about police brutality, and websites to contact the Louisiana and Minnesota state legislatures.

Read the full note on Beyoncé's website here.

Update: July, 7, 5:16 p.m. At her concert on Thursday night in Glasgow, Beyoncé held a moment of silence for victims of police brutality.


Update: July, 8, 7:15 a.m. At the same concert, Beyoncé performed "Freedom" acapella in tribute to victims of police brutality.


July 07, 2016
Beyoncé: “We Don’t Need Sympathy, We Need Everyone To Respect Our Lives”