Music celebrity Beyoncé took to social media Friday night to want Breonna Taylor a cheerful birthday and to demand justice for her.
Taylor, an ER technician who was fatally shot in her own residence by police on March 13, would have turned 27 on Friday.
Beyoncé shared on her Instagram Friday evening a drawing of Taylor with the phrases “Joyful Birthday Lovely Breonna” on it. She captioned the submit: “Justice for Breonna. Click on the link in my bio to take action.”
Beyoncé joins a number of celebrities in bringing consideration to Taylor and her household.
Joe Biden, Zendaya, Bernice King, Ava Duvernay, Rashida Tlaib, Lupita Nyong’o, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon have been amongst those that paid tribute to Taylor Friday.
Tonight, I’m pondering of Breonna Taylor’s mom, Tamika Palmer. Immediately ought to have been her daughter’s birthday. I’ve talked loads about turning ache into goal. However for Breonna and Tamika, it’s on us to seek out goal. Our nation must act — now. https://t.co/Ql2SyMew76
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) June 6, 2020
— Zendaya (@Zendaya) June 6, 2020
BREONNA TAYLOR doesn’t get to have a good time her birthday immediately. We bear in mind her and battle for the tip of this mindless lack of black lives by the hands of the police. #SayHerName #JusticeForBreonna #BirthdayForBreonna
Artwork by @arielsinhaha, @shirien___ & @GroundbreakGirl pic.twitter.com/zEIm5RaZbL
— Lupita Nyong’o (@Lupita_Nyongo) June 6, 2020
The New Observers confirmed Thursday that Kanye West is offering to pay the legal fees for Taylor’s household of their civil lawsuit in opposition to the Louisville Metro Police Division.
West is donating $2 million that can assist Taylor’s case along with efforts for the households of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery, in line with a number of information retailers.
The hyperlink in Beyoncé’s bio results in a petition titled “#JusticeForBre.” The calls for on the petition embody:
- The Mayor and Metropolis Council handle using force by LMPD.
- Hearth and revoke the pensions of the officers that murdered Breonna. Arrest, cost, and convict them for this crime.
- Present all crucial info to a neighborhood, impartial civilian group police accountability council #CPAC.
- Create coverage for clear investigation course of because of legislation enforcement misconduct.
- Drop all costs for Kenneth Walker, Breonna’s boyfriend, who tried to defend them and their house. [DEMAND MET]
- Launch the 911 name to the general public for accountability. [DEMAND MET]
- Get rid of No Knock warrants
View this submit on Instagram
The petition additionally asks that individuals submit to social media with the hashtag #JusticeForBre and to make calls and ship messages to a number of officers, together with Kentucky Lawyer Common Daniel Cameron and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer.
The petition additionally consists of hyperlinks for folks to donate to the Louisville Community Bail Fund and a “Justice For Breonna Taylor” GoFundMe web page, which has raised near $5 million.
Beyoncé’s submit comes as protesters took to the streets for a ninth straight evening to protest the deadly taking pictures of Taylor and to honor her reminiscence.