Actress Jaime King says she was arrested while peacefully protesting police brutality following George Floyd’s death in Los Angeles on Tuesday night.
“Currently arrested for a peaceful protest,” King, 41, tweeted around 10:30 p.m. PT. “Writing in handcuffs in back of bus. EVERYONE WAS PEACEFUL. – Jaime and the rest of my sisters on this bus. 77th precinct.”
She updated her followers over an hour later, “Currently still on the bus for over 4 hours. Took us from 77th precinct to San Pedro. Women w/no access to vital meds, bathrooms, bleeding through their pants. They are laughing at us. #BlackLivesMattter.”
King’s rep did not immediately get back to us.
Earlier on Tuesday, ahead of Los Angeles County’s 6:00 p.m. curfew, King was spotted protesting outside of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s house in Hancock Park.
The model has actively been using her social media platforms to support Black Lives Matter and posted a photo of herself and her friend, Krystina Arielle Tigner, as a way to “amplify her voice” on Tuesday ahead of the protests.
“She uses her own platform to bring awareness to the struggles that she and other Black people face on a daily basis,” King captioned the photo
She continued, “It’s a privilege to be able to walk out the door without fear that you won’t walk back in because the color of your skin was seen as a threat. It’s a privilege to have the platform that I have and to be able to be heard. I will never know firsthand the experiences of Existing while black. I will never send my sons out the door with the fear that they’ll become a hashtag movement because their skin color was seen as a threat.”
King shares two sons, James, 6, Leo, 4, with her estranged husband Kyle Newman. The couple is currently in the midst of a divorce.
King is not the only celebrity to take part in peaceful protests. “Riverdale” star Cole Sprouse was arrested at a Los Angeles protest earlier in the week, while Keke Palmer urged the National Guardsmen to join in on a George Floyd protest on Tuesday.
January Jones and her son Xander, 8, also joined in on a protest.
Singer Madison Beer said she was tear-gassed at a Santa Monica protest and Halsey said she was hit by police pellets and was “gassed” during a Los Angeles-based protest as well.