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Beyoncé: 'We Don't Need Sympathy. We Need Everyone To Respect Our Lives'

The artist posted a powerful statement urging fans to "take a stand and demand that they 'stop killing us.'"
"We are sick and tired of the killing of young men and women in our communities."
"We are sick and tired of the killing of young men and women in our communities."

Beyoncé has released a powerful statement regarding the fatal police shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.

On Thursday afternoon, Bey posted her response to the deaths of the two black men killed by police this week via her website and encouraged fans to “take a stand and demand” that “police stop killing us.”

"This is a human fight."
"This is a human fight."

In addition to the written statement, Beyoncé posted a call to action on Instagram:

Click the link in my bio to go to Beyonce.com. Turn our anger into action.

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Since the release of her video “Formation” in February, the Grammy Award-winner has drawn praise from her fans and celebrity peers for incorporating messages surrounding race and police brutality into her music.

Bey also directed followers to a link where they can contact their respective Congressman or woman to demand action, and links for more information on how to demand justice for Alton SterlingPhilando Castile and black victims of police brutality across the country. 

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