The 25-year-old pop star, who advocated for police accountability after the killing of George Floyd, detailed being “shot, gassed” and antagonized with her peers.
“I wanted you to know I was SAFE because information was out of control,” the Without Me singer tweeted on Saturday night. “But I will NOT be updating any more personal information!!! I WILL ONLY BE DOCUMENTING AND POSTING MY RECORD OF THE STATUS OF THE ASSEMBLY.“
Halsey added: “Thousands of you witnessed them fire on us unprovoked. Be safe.” Additionally, Halsey reiterated that “the frontline was calm” and “did not provoke,” but were still fired at by rubber bullets.
“Fired rubber bullets at us. we did not breach the line. hands were up. unmoving. and they gassed and fired,” the two-time Grammy nominee told her 12.6 million Twitter followers.
On her Instagram Story, the Closer hitmaker opened up in more detail of the scary encounter, saying “They opened fire multiple times. I was hit twice. Once by pellets and once by shrapnel.“
“We were gassed repeatedly for hours,” she captioned a black and white snap of law enforcement officers on the sidewalk.
She says her and fellow protesters were not breaching the line and kept their hands up, while “simply begging them to have empathy” and “consider humanity and our nation’s history and future.”
Despite the daunting experience she tweeted: ‘A true patriot is someone who will rebel against the government if it becomes necessary, to protect the greater good of their fellow citizens. We are patriots.’
“If you are not, you are a coward,” she noted in the same post. ”THIS is what democracy looks like.“
In her series of posts, the American Music Award winner encouraged others to donate to bail organizations because ‘many are not safe’ and are in custody.