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Beyonce halts Glasgow concert to show solidarity with US police shooting victims. @Beyonce #BlackLivesMatter

Beyonce in Glasgow

Beyonce halted her concert in Glasgow on Thursday night to hold a minute’s silence for the two men shot dead by police officers in the US this week.

The singer paused her show at Hamden Park Stadium as the names of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile were illuminated on the giant screens in front of 50,000 fans.

Dozens of other victims of recent police shootings in America also had their names displayed, with fans being moved to tears.

Beyonce followed the silence with her song ‘Freedom’ – a recent release with themes associated to the Black Lives Matter movement.

The killing of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile have sparked nationwide protests and demonstrations in the US.

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In a message posted on her website, she called on followers to: “Take a stand and demand they ‘stop killing us’.”

She added: “We don’t need sympathy. We need everyone to respect our lives… Fear is not an excuse. Hate will not win.”




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