On August 9, 2014, an unarmed 18-year-old named Michael Brown was shot and killed by the police in Ferguson, Missouri. This came after he was suspected of stealing $1 cigars from a local convenient store – his dead body was left in the street for hours.
Since then, the Ferguson community has become outraged by injustice and the Ferguson Police Department have attempted to prevent community violence and mayhem by firing tear gas and rubber bullets into crowds of peaceful protesters, and arresting reporters.
Not surprisingly, the world also became outraged as the story’s details exploded via social media, and thankfully, some used their celebrity Twitter following to speak out on the tragic news. Here are some of their tweets:
Janelle Monae quoting her song “Cold War”:
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