Susan Sarandon Marches with Black Lives Matter in Brooklyn

Actress Susan Sarandon joined more than one hundred Black Lives Matter activists for a Saturday protest march through Brooklyn.

According to the New York Post, the 69-year-old Thelma and Louise star joined protesters marching from the Barclays Center, moving underneath the Brooklyn Bridge and through to Borough Hall.

Six protesters — four women and two men — were reportedly given summonses for disorderly conduct for obstructing traffic. Protesters reportedly held signs with slogans including “Silence=Violence,” and bearing the final words of black men killed by police officers, including Alton Sterling and Eric Garner.

Sarandon posted a message to her Twitter account about her involvement in Saturday’s protest.

“If my son goes out with a hoodie on, he’s not afraid, and I’m not worried. That’s not the same for others,” the actress told the Post. “We don’t act as if black lives matter.”

On Sunday, Sarandon will make her way to Philadelphia, where she is scheduled to host a movie night/rally with fellow progressive actors Danny Glover and Shailene Woodley in Germantown ahead of the Democratic National Convention this week.

The actors — who supported Bernie Sanders in the Democratic presidential primary — will be on hand for the rally and screening of the documentary How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change from director Joel Fox, best known for his documentary Gasland.

“This is to show that we haven’t lost steam. The political establishment still has to deal with us,” Sarandon said in a statement to Variety. ”We need to make sure that the people have a voice in the debate going forward. We need to continue to fight for our substance, our answers are different than the political establishment. Bernie Sanders ignited a spark and showed us how powerful we are. All of these groups are united to make a change and that isn’t stopping.”

 

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