Cole Sprouse says he was arrested while protesting against George Floyd's death

WION Web Team
New DelhiUpdated: Jun 02, 2020, 09:13 PM IST
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'Riverdale' actor Cole Sprouse was among many who took to streets in Santa Monica, California over the weekend to protest George Floyd's murder.

'Riverdale' actor Cole Sprouse was among many who took to streets in Santa Monica, California over the weekend to protest George Floyd's murder. The actor, now while sharing his experience while participating in 'Black Lives Matter' protest march, has revealed that he was arrested for staging a protest.

The actor opened up about the arrest and his experience at the protests through an Instagram post.

Sprouse posted a picture that read `Black Lives Matter` and shared his experience in the caption where he said that he was arrested over the weekend in California`s Santa Monica.

"A group of peaceful protesters, myself included, were arrested yesterday in Santa Monica. So before the voracious horde of media sensationalism decides to somehow turn it about me, there is a clear need to speak about the circumstances: Black Lives Matter," the 27-year-old actor began writing.


"Peace, riots, and looting are an absolutely legitimate form of protest. The media is by nature only going to show the most sensational, which only proves a long-standing racist agenda. I was detained when standing in solidarity, as were many of the final vanguard within Santa Monica," he added.

Further elaborating on the police treatment, the `Suite Life of Zack and Cody` actor said, "We were given the option to leave, and were informed that if we did not retreat, we would be arrested. When many did turn to leave, we found another line of police officers blocking our route, at which point, they started zip tying us."

Sprouse went on with the post and shared how the privileged white citizens of America can extend support and solidarity to the African-Americans."This is and will be, a time about standing ground near others as a situation escalates, providing educated support, demonstrating and doing the right thing. This is precisely the time to contemplate what it means to stand as an ally," he wrote in the caption.

"I hope others in my position do as well. I noticed that there are cameras that roll within the police cruisers during the entirety of our detainment, hope it helps," he added.

He ended the note in his caption by stating that he will be sharing links in his Instagram stories following, which his fans can support or make donations for the cause.

Around 4,000 people across the United States have been arrested during the massive protests over the death of African-American man George Floyd last month.

While the anger continues to spread, the country is waiting for an address from President Donald Trump about the protests following the death of Floyd.