Tyrese and daughter Shayla are raising their voices against police brutality. The all-around entertainer and his daughter stood arm-in-arm with activists this past weekend as they held a ‘Die-In’ protest in the heart of Los Angeles.
The father of one marched and had words at the protest that saw a turnout of several thousand people. “Today we made a statement,” tweeted the actor after the event. “In this life it’s not about ONLY taking a stand for the things that effect you directly – it’s about taking a stand on behalf of ‘Humanity.'”
Tyrese further wrote, “I can’t rest until things are different – today we marched a multi ethnic March on behalf of peace and integrity – if you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything – safety in our communities and the belief in the ‘system’ needs to be restored – the power in numbers was displayed today. As comfortable as one would assume I am – I am very uncomfortable cause I have a daughter and we ALL deserve to feel safe……. We don’t call 911 to BE murdered we call them to protect us from being murdered- this need to change.”
A number of Instagram fans agreed with the star’s comments. Much civil unrest ensued after a grand jury decided against indicting Ferguson, Missouri officer Wilson for the shooting death of 18-year-old resident Michael Brown. Even more protests arose after the New York City officer whose choke hold led to the untimely death of Eric Garner was not brought up on charges for murder.
Tyrese has one child with ex-wife Norma Mitchell.