In her latest Instagram post, Beyoncé paid tribute to the five police officers killed during a protest march in Dallas on Thursday, offering prayers and calling for love and peace. “Rest in peace to the officers whose lives were senselessly taken yesterday in Dallas,” the Houston-born star wrote beneath an image of a waving Texas flag, interspersed with the names of the deceased. “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,” she continued. “To effect change we must show love in the face of hate and peace in the face of violence.”
Earlier this week, Beyoncé spoke out following police shootings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota. “We are sick and tired of the killings of young men and women in our communities,” she wrote in a statement. “It is up to us to take a stand and demand that they ‘stop killing us.'” Husband Jay Z also released a protest song, “Spiritual.”
See Beyoncé’s new Instagram post below.