Sara M Moniuszko, USA TODAY
Revealed 7:49 a.m. ET June 17, 2020 | Up to date 10:05 a.m. ET June 17, 2020
Ariana Grande, Jamie Foxx, Nick Cannon and different entertainers have joined protests throughout the nation over the dying of George Floyd.
Celebrities are paying tribute to Oluwatoyin Salau, a 19-year-old protester who was discovered useless Saturday night time.
Salau was discovered useless after she went lacking greater than per week in the past, on June 6, family members told the Tallahassee Democrat, a part of the USA TODAY Community. Salau was one among two murder victims found Saturday night time in southeast Tallahassee, a pair miles from the place she was final seen at a library.
Stars are taking to social media to react to the younger activist’s dying, together with Gabrielle Union, who posted a prolonged message to Instagram Tuesday.
“She was 19. 19. 19. A child. Oluwatoyin ‘Toyin’ Salau was a 19 12 months previous warrior who fought for US,” Union wrote. “Who cares for little Black women, Black teenagers, Black girls? Toyin deserved a lot extra. She fought for a lot extra for all of us.”
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She continued, “I am unable to shake it. I’m her and she or he is me. I’m alive to speak about surviving my rape at 19. She just isn’t.. The work continues. The struggle continues. The reckoning will proceed. Toyin needs to be right here. She was 19. A child. Maintain our infants tight. Love them. Defend them. Assist them.”
Kerry Washington shared a photograph of Salau on Twitter.
“That is heartbreaking. Toyin, I’m praying for you. I’m praying for your loved ones. I’ll proceed to say your identify and convey,” Washington wrote with the hashtags #JusticeForToyin and #SayHerName.
Widespread additionally shared the hashtag #JusticeForToyin in a Twitter post.
“She spent the final days of her life preventing for justice for her individuals. It should not be misplaced on us that Black Girls have been on the forefront of those Actions,” he continued. “We now have to face up towards violence occurring to our Black Girls and Women. God Bless her soul.”
Chloe x Halle tweeted, “relaxation in energy queen ❤️❤️ such a magnificence… gone too quickly”
Contributing: Nada Hassanein, Tallahassee Democrat
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