Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez. Picture: Instagram
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez. Picture: Instagram

JLo, Alex Rodriguez join march for racial justice in LA

By IANS Time of article published Jun 8, 2020

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Amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, star couple Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez took all the preventive measures when they joined an estimated crowd of 50 000 at Black Lives Matter protest in Hollywood.

Lopez and Rodriguez were among the celebrities who took part in a march on Sunday, demanding racial justice following the death of George Floyd.

The celebrity couple protested holding homemade signs. JLo carried one that read, "Black Lives Matter", while Rodriguez's sign stated: "Let's get loud for Black Lives Matter", reports Daily Mail. 

At the protest, Lopez was seen in a hoodie and leggings paired with white trainers. She sported large black-framed sunglasses, and tied her long hair in a ponytail. In addition to a cloth face mask, she also had on blue disposable gloves.

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Today I had Emme and Max make me and Alex a sign for the protest. Max told me a few days ago: “you know mom, since you have a following like some of my YouTuber gamers and they ask us to support things and we do, you should do that for George Floyd.” I said, “funny you say that baby, I am planning a few things. Do you want to help by making a sign?” And they did!! 🖤🖤🖤 We talked about how if one person doesn’t have justice then no one does. That this country was built on the belief of freedom and justice for all. We must take a stand for what we believe in and fight against the injustices in this world. So we continue to peacefully protest until there is change. #BlackLivesMatter #GetLoud #CallingAllMamas #TeachThemYoung @arod

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Rodriguez also wore a black ensemble and sunglasses, and wore white disposable gloves along with his cloth face mask.

Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx also joined in Sunday's protest, and Vanessa Hudgens joined in with her handmade sign to the protest. Also spotted at the march were Ireland Baldwin, Kaia Gerber and rappers YG, Machine Gun Kelly and Mod Sun.

Floyd, aged 46, died last month after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, held him down with a knee on his neck though he repeatedly pleaded, "I can't breathe", and "please, I can't breathe". Chauvin has been arrested and charged with three-degree murder and manslaughter.

Since then, the Black Lives Matter movement has gained momentum across the world and with protesters fighting against racism.

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