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Riverdale Actor Cole Sprouse Arrested For Protesting George Floyd’s Death!

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Cole Sprouse Arrested: Cole Sprouse is one of the many protestors detained while rallying for justice following the death ofΒ George Floyd. Cole Sprouse was arrested in Santa Monica, California,Β over the weekend for the protesting the death of George Floyd. TheΒ RiverdaleΒ star took toΒ InstagramΒ on Monday (1/6/20) to address his fans with the details of his arrest. He told his fans that he was arrested while protesting at a Black Lives Matter demonstration.

Cole Sprouse Arrested During George Floyd Protest

The Riverdale star revealed in a powerful Instagram message that he was among a group of peaceful protestors detained by the police. However, he has made it clear that he didn’t want on the focus on himself but rather on the real issue at hand. He wrote in part:

“So before the voracious horde of media sensationalism decides to turn this about me, there’s clear need to speak about the circumstances. Peace, riots, looting, are a legitimate form of protest. The media by nature is only going to show the most sensational, which proves a racist agenda.”

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What Exactly Happened?

It has been a series of difficult and angry nighs across the cities of America with defiant protests. Cars overturned, arson, and clashes with the police are erupting in several cities in the US. All this comes in the wake of the death of George Floyd that took place last Monday (25/05/2020). George Floyd, an African-American man, died in Powderhorn, a neighborhood south of downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 

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The cell phone video of his arrest has shocked the nation. People from around the world have expressed their anger via social media. Although, many celebrities took to the streets to protest against the death of Floyd. These include the likes ofΒ Nick Cannon, Halsey, and Kendrick Sampson.Β They were joined by Riverdale star Cole Sprouse over the weekend.

This is what the 28-year-old actor wrote about his arrest on Instagram:

“I was detained while standing in solidarity like the many vanguards in Santa Monica. We were given the option to leave and that we would be arrested if we didn’t retreat. When many turned to leave, we found another line of police officers blocking our route. This was when the police started zip tying us.”

Cole also encouraged others to stand in solidarity with the movement

 

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