Beyoncé revised a segment of her ‘Formation World Tour’ show in Glasgow Thursday night to honor the victims of police violence.
The special tribute was done in light of the recent police shootings which killed Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, both who are African-American men.
At the Glasgow show, after requesting for a moment of silence, Beyoncé started ‘Freedom’ a cappella, with the large screen on stage displaying the names of those who were killed because of police violence.
Then, she and her dancers moved on to the giant pool of water on stage and started to give a splashing performance.
Watch the performance that was recorded by a fan here:
— BEYONCÉ LEGION (@Bey_Legion) July 7, 2016
‘Freedom’ is a powerful anthem calling for racial and social justice.
Beyoncé has also released a call-to-action statement on her website addressing the most recent reports of police brutality on people of the black community.
‘We are sick and tired of the killing of young men and women in our communities,’ she wrote. ‘It’s up to us to take a stand and demand that they ‘stop killing us. We don’t need sympathy. We need everyone to respect our lives.’
Beyoncé also linked a site where supporters can contact their respective congressman or congresswoman to demand change, and also two other sites where people can protest for the late Sterling and Castile.
‘We all have the power to channel our anger and frustration into action. We must use our voices to contact the politicians and legislators in our districts and demand social and judicial changes,’ she urged.
You can read her letter here:
H/t: The Huffington Post
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