Halsey provides medical attention to protesters shot with rubber bullets
Last Modified: Jun 2, 2020
Singer Halsey provided first aid to those injured in the protests following the death of George Floyd while in police custody.
The 25-year-old Bad At Love hitmaker shared photos and videos from the Los Angeles rallies including pictures of her providing medical attention to those shot with rubber bullets. She wrote in her Instagram post, “With all of our medical professionals being CONSUMED and EXHAUSTED with Covid, there is little to no medical attention available. I have first hand treated men women and children who have been shot in the chest, the face, the back. Some will lose vision some have lost fingers. I have been covered in innocent blood.”
Last Sunday she had claimed that she was “shot, gassed + antagonized” while revealing her biracial roots and how it has affected her.
“My father is a black man. My mother is an EMT. This week I had to put those two associations together in ways that have horrified me. Halsey said, “This is NOT a virtue-signaling post. But I HAVE to show you what I am witnessing with my own eyes.”
She went on to explain, “It’s easy from the comfort of your home to watch looting and rioting on television and condone the violent measures being taken by forces. But what you don’t see is innocent peaceful protestors being shot at and tear-gassed and physically assaulted relentlessly.”
Halsey added, “You think it’s not happening, it’s only the ‘thugs’ and the ‘riots,’ right? The police are keeping you safe right? You’re wrong. This is happening everywhere. And innocent people exercising their rights to speech and assembly are facing violence and abuse of power.”