Beyoncé has paid tribute to the five police officers killed during protests in Dallas.
The singer has previously been supportive of the Black Lives Matter movement with her use of images in videos to support victims of police brutality, and on Friday, she posted a video and message on Instagram which displays the names of fallen officers at the Dallas rally.
“Rest in peace to the officers whose lives were senselessly taken yesterday in Dallas,” Beyonce wrote in the statement. “I am praying for a full recovery of the seven others injured. No violence will create peace. Every human life is valuable. We must be the solution. Every human being has the right to gather in peaceful protest without suffering more unnecessary violence. To effect change we must show love in the face of hate and peace in the face of violence.”
The sniper who killed five officers at the peaceful rally was said to be “upset about Black Lives Matter. and the recent police shootings.” It’s unclear if he was mad about the group’s peaceful tactics, or if he was mad about the recent killings of black people at the hands of police, but it’s been reported that he planned to kill white police officers.
While the protests were not held by Black Lives Matter, because their is no chapter in Dallas, the group condemned the violence in a statement and called for the peaceful protests to continue.
Beyoncé mourns victims, performs in Glasgow
In the hours following the fatal police shootings of Alton Sterling and Philander Castile this week, Beyonce offered hopeful messages to young men and women in communities of color and demanded that police “stop killing us.”
She also asked fans for a moment of silence for the victims of police brutality over the years during a concert in Glasgow this week. Peep the powerful images from the show above.