Beyoncé Calls for Action After Alton Sterling & Philando Castile Shootings: 'Stop Killing Us'

Beyonce performs during the Formation World Tour
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Beyonce performs during the Formation World Tour at the Rose Bowl on May 14, 2016 in Pasadena, Calif.

On Thursday (July 7), Beyoncé wrote a call for action after the fatal police shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.

In a message to her millions of fans, Bey called on those who are angered to use their frustration to spark change. Her letter -- which is titled Freedom -- was posted on the singer’s website and is signed by Beyoncé.

“We are sick and tired of the killing of young men and women in our communities,” reads the letter. “It is up to us to take a stand and demand that they 'Stop Killing Us.'”

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The letter included links to contact a local congressman or woman and to protest for Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.

Sterling was shot and killed Tuesday after selling CDs outside a convenience store in Louisiana. On Wednesday night, Castile was shot and killed during a traffic stop in Minnesota.

Beyoncé posted a link to her letter to her over 77 million followers on Instagram, with the words: “We all have the power to channel our anger and frustration into action.”


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