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Emily Ratajkowski joins Los Angeles protests following the death of George Floyd

Anna Kendrick and Halsey also joined the protest.

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Emily Ratajkowski (Ian West/PA)

Emily Ratajkowski (Ian West/PA)

Emily Ratajkowski (Ian West/PA)

Emily Ratajkowski, Halsey and Anna Kendrick have joined the protests in Los Angeles following the death of George Floyd.

The handcuffed black man died in Minneapolis this week after a white police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes.

Video of the arrest, which has gone viral, shows Mr Floyd begging for air and saying, “please, I can’t breathe” and “don’t kill me”.

Protests have flared up across the United States as a result, including in Los Angeles, where Ratajkowski branded a sign reading: “Dismantle power structures of oppression.”

The officer Derek Chauvin, 44, was charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

The model also shared a video of a burning police car in the Fairfax district of the city, adding the hashtag: “#defundthepolice. ”

She tweeted: “Is destroying an empty old cop car or looting a target violent compared to police beating people with batons, firing rubber bullets feet from protesters and using tear gas?

“This is supposed to be a FREE country and people are protesting the injustice and the power structures.”

Pitch Perfect star Anna Kendrick also joined the Los Angeles protest alongside co-star Chrissie Fit.

She shared video from the march on Instagram, alongside a selfie of the pair together.

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Anna Kendrick with Chrissie Fit (Instagram)

Anna Kendrick with Chrissie Fit (Instagram)

Anna Kendrick with Chrissie Fit (Instagram)

She later shared a screenshot of notification of the city-wide curfew that was put in place as a result of the protest.

She wrote: “‪I’m home now, but damn. This emergency alert just popped up. Stay safe out there everyone.”

Singer Halsey also shared photos from the protest, writing: “We were peaceful. Hands up, not moving, not breaching the line.

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(Halsey/Instagram)

(Halsey/Instagram)

“They opened fire of rubber bullets and tear gas multiple times on us. Citizens who were not provoking them.

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(Halsey/Instagram)

“Most of us were simply begging them to reconsider. To consider the humanity and our nation’s history and future.

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(Halsey/Instagram)

(Halsey/Instagram)

(Halsey/Instagram)

“They opened fire multiple times. I was hit twice. Once by pellets and once by shrapnel. We were gassed repeatedly for hours. The frontline did not relent. I will be returning.”

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