Beyonce paid tribute to the five police officers killed and seven other injured in Thursday’s Dallas shootings
The singer, who asked for a moment of silence at her Glasgow show this week in honor of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile — two black men killed by police in incidents widely decried as abuses of power — has also spoken out about the senseless murder of five policemen in Dallas on Friday.
As reported by Variety, the mother of one posted a stark short film featuring the names of the slain officers against an inky backdrop between extreme closeups of a black-and-white, waving Texas flag.
On Saturday, People magazine reports Bey spent the day in London with hubby Jay Z watching their pal Serena Williams defeat Angelique Kerber at Wimbledon. Serena is now only the second woman in history to have won 22 grand slams.
She concluded the note by writing, “To effect change we must show love in the face of hate and peace in the face of violence.”
“We are sick and tired of the killings of young men and women in our communities,” she wrote. “It is up to us to take a stand and demand that they ‘stop killing us.’”
The singer also led a moment of silence for those who have been killed by police at her Glasgow concert as part of her Formation World Tour, also on Thursday.
Rest in peace to the officers whose lives were senselessly taken yesterday in Dallas. I am praying for a full recovery of the seven others injured. No violence will create peace. Every human life is valuable. We must be the solution. Every human being has the right to gather in peaceful protest without suffering more unnecessary violence. To effect change we must show love in the face of hate and peace in the face of violence.
It was likely a welcome spot of joy after a heavy week in the U.S.