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Beyonce pauses Glasgow show to display names of police brutality victims


Beyonce paused her Glasgow show last night to remember the two men shot and killed in America by police officers.

During her concert in Glasgow, Scotland on Thursday night, the singer paused for a moment of silence for both Philando Castile and Alton Sterling.

As she stood on stage, the names of other victims of police brutality appeared on the screen behind her in pink colored lettering.   

During her concert in Glasgow, Scotland  the singer paused for a moment of silence for both Sterling and Castile. As she stood on stage, the names of victims of police brutality appeared on the screen behind her

Beyonce paused for a moment of silence for both Sterling and Castile. As she stood on stage, the names of victims of police brutality appeared on the screen behind her

 

Philando Castile was shot dead by a police officer with the St. Anthony Village Police Department in Falcon Heights, Saint Paul, Minnesota after being pulled over with his girlfriend and her daughter for a broken tail light. 

One day earlier in Louisiana, Alton Sterling, 37, was killed in a confrontation with two officers in Baton Rouge after police received a complaint about a man threatening others with a gun while selling CDs.

Both police unrelated incidents have became topics on social media among celebrities who are angered and frustrated about the deaths of black men at the hands of police in America. 

Hundreds of celebrities and politicians have joined the masses of people expressing outrage over the latest police involved shooting that happened in Minnesota on Wednesday night.

Superstar singer Beyonce penned an open letter about the tragic recent events and shared it on her website, Beyonce.com on Thursday. 

 

Singer Beyonce penned an open letter about the tragic recent events and shared it on her website and social media platforms on Thursday

Beyonce penned an open letter about the police brutality

 

The following day Jay Z released a song about police brutality titled Spiritual.

In a statement Jay Z said: ‘I made this song a year or so ago, I never got to finish it. Punch (TDE) told me I should drop it when Mike Brown died, sadly I told him, ‘this issue will always be relevant. 

‘I’m hurt that I knew his death wouldn’t be the last…. I’m saddened and disappointed in THIS America – we should be further along. WE ARE NOT. I trust God and know everything that happens is for our greatest good, but man…. it’s touch right now. Blessings to all the families that have lost loved ones to police brutality.’

Fellow musician Chris Brown used Instagram to comment on the recent shootings, posting up a cover of The New York Daily News showing Sterling’s body with the message ‘His hands were empty’.