Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Adam Lambert and Troye Sivan react to Dallas shootout
Britain has woken this morning to the horrific news that a deadly hour-long shootout by two suspected snipers in Dallas has taken place on a string of police officers. A fifth officer has now been pronounced dead as a result.
Eleven cops were shot after a sniper positioned himself in a second-floor garage in the city's downtown area and opened fire at the end of a protest in Dallas around 9pm last night (July 7). The protest was being held in the aftermath of both Alton Sterling and Philando Castile senselessly losing their lives recently at the hands of police brutality.
Dallas Police Chief David Brown said: "The suspect we're negotiating with ... has told our negotiators that the end is coming and he's going to hurt and kill more of us, meaning law enforcement, and that there are bombs all over the place and downtown, so we're being very careful with our tactics, so we don't put our officers in harm's way, or the citizens."
Brown later said at a press conference that he did not have complete comfort level that they had all the suspects, therefore a search in the downtown area was still continuing.
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Reacting to this week's fatalities and last night's horrendous news, music stars worldwide have tweeted about their anguish.
Beyoncé halted her Glasgow concert to show a minute's silence for the victims of the recent police brutality: "This is a human fight. No matter your race, gender, or sexual orientation."
Snoop Dogg posted a photo with the slogan: "I don't have black vs white issues, I have wrong vs right issues."
Labrinth: "I'm disappointed to see some people turning injustice and murder into a race card... It's on fucking camera for god sakes!"
Nicki Minaj: "May the spirit of Malcolm X be reborn... for such a time as this."
Ponce De'Leioun: "Don't be young & dumb. Educate yourselves. This world will eat you alive."
Singer Adam Lambert: "Violence is not the answer. A few Individuals should not be allowed to taint an entire group or movement. Let's use our heads and our hearts."
Stormzy: "I don't have the answers I wish I did but enough is enough, do your part! I'll be doing mine."
Troye Sivan: "Never really know if it's my place to speak on this issue as a white Australian lol. But now it's literally just a human issue... senseless killing of POC needs to stop. Hope America can make a drastic change, and fast."
Erykah Badoula: "May Love & light surround all the families who have lost loved 1s within these past few long days. We are all human beings. We all hurt."
In reply to the Chicago Congressman, Joe Walsh, British singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding wrote: "This world would be f*cked if it was only people like you in it. Luckily there are some good people on this planet. Go away."
The Vamps' James McVey: "So many horrendous things happening in the world at the moment. It's time for change."
President Obama said: "The entire city of Dallas is grieving."
Watch video footage of Beyonce addressing the recent deaths during her concert and footage of the shootout, below:
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