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Beyoncé Calls For Calm After Dallas: 'No Violence Will Create Peace'

“To effect change we must show love in the face of hate and peace in the face of violence.”
Beyoncé, who was born in Houston, Texas, has posted a video on Instagram showing the American flag and the names
Beyoncé, who was born in Houston, Texas, has posted a video on Instagram showing the American flag and the names of the police officers who died in the Dallas attack. 

Beyoncé wants the world to know that violence is never the answer. 

The singer paid tribute early Saturday to five police officers that a sniper shot and killed in Dallas, Texas, during a Black Lives Matter protest on Thursday. 

The Houston-born star posted a video on Instagram that showed the Texas flag and the names of the slain officers. 

“Rest in peace to the officers whose lives were senselessly taken yesterday in Dallas,” she wrote. “I am praying for a full recovery of the seven others injured.”

Beyoncé denounced all violence and urged for people to aim for peace through their words and actions. 

“Every human being has the right to gather in peaceful protest without suffering more unnecessary violence,” she said. “To effect change we must show love in the face of hate and peace in the face of violence.” 

Beyoncé also spoke out after police killed Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota this week. She issued a detailed response that called on fans, and folks everywhere, to “take a stand and demand” that “police stop killing us.”

“We all have the power to change our anger and pain into action,” Beyoncé  wrote. “Fear is not an excuse. Hate will not win.”

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified the flag in Beyoncé’s post. It is the Texas flag, not the American flag.

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