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Billie Eilish takes knee at peaceful Black Lives Matter protest in LA following George Floyd killing

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Billie Eilish takes a knee as she joins peaceful Black Lives Matter protest in LA following police killing of George Floyd

Billie Eilish is one of several celebs who’s been using their platform to promote Black Lives Matter amid nationwide protests.

But the five-time Grammy winner has also taken her support beyond social media and to the streets.

She posted a video Thursday to her Instagram story as she took a knee while participating in a peaceful protest in Los Angeles, following the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis ex-police officer Derek Chauvin. 

Take a knee: Billie Eilish posted a video Thursday to her Instagram story as she took a knee while participating in a peaceful protest in Los Angeles

Take a knee: Billie Eilish posted a video Thursday to her Instagram story as she took a knee while participating in a peaceful protest in Los Angeles

Using her platform: She's one of several celebs who's been using their platform to promote Black Lives Matter, following the police killing of George Floyd

Using her platform: She’s one of several celebs who’s been using their platform to promote Black Lives Matter, following the police killing of George Floyd

Kanye West also joined a protest as he marched with a crowd through his hometown, the South Side of Chicago.

He also launched a college fund for Floyd’s six-year-old daughter Gianna, in addition to donating $ 2million in relation to the killings of Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor.

Lana Del Rey posted a beautiful selfie to Instagram before she stepped out for another day of protesting with friends in Los Angeles.

She also posted a photo of her group wearing face masks on a street crowded with peaceful protesters, one holding a sign that read: ‘Racism is a pandemic.’ 

Chicago born: Kanye West also joined a protest as he marched with a crowd through his hometown, the South Side of Chicago

Chicago born: Kanye West also joined a protest as he marched with a crowd through his hometown, the South Side of Chicago

College fund: He also launched a college fund for Floyd's six-year-old daughter Gianna, in addition to donating $  2million in relation to the killings of Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor

College fund: He also launched a college fund for Floyd’s six-year-old daughter Gianna, in addition to donating $ 2million in relation to the killings of Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor

Pre-protest: Lana Del Rey posted a beautiful selfie to Instagram before she stepped out for another day of protesting with friends in Los Angeles

Pre-protest: Lana Del Rey posted a beautiful selfie to Instagram before she stepped out for another day of protesting with friends in Los Angeles

Squad goals: She also posted a photo of her group wearing face masks on a street crowded with peaceful protesters, one holding a sign that read: 'Racism is a pandemic'

Squad goals: She also posted a photo of her group wearing face masks on a street crowded with peaceful protesters, one holding a sign that read: ‘Racism is a pandemic’

In solidarity: Miley Cyrus took to her story with a selfie after attending a march the day before

In solidarity: Miley Cyrus took to her story with a selfie after attending a march the day before

How to help: Lizzo posted a video announcing that she'll be going live Friday with the Black Visions Collective to discuss what people can do to help

How to help: Lizzo posted a video announcing that she’ll be going live Friday with the Black Visions Collective to discuss what people can do to help

Miley Cyrus took to her story with a selfie after attending a march the day before, writing: ‘There is a lot of work to be done to end systemic racism and white supremacy in our country, and I personally still have so much to learn and do to support.’

Lizzo posted a video announcing that she’ll be going live Friday with the Black Visions Collective to discuss what people can do to help.

Lady Gaga also announced that she’s giving her Instagram over to different organizations that she’s supporting.

She also wrote: ‘And after I vow to regularly, in perpetuity, across all of my social media platforms, post stories, content, and otherwise lift up the voices of the countless inspiring members and groups within the Black community.’

Machine Gun Kelly collaborated with Travis Barker on a cover of Rage Against the Machine’s 1992 track Killing In the Name.

He posted a video of the performance, which was cut together with footage of them at the recent protests in Santa Monica. 

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson called out President Donald Trump in a video: ‘Where are you? Where is our leader? Where are you? Where is our leader at this time? 

‘At this time when our country is down on its knees begging, pleading, hurt, angry, frustrated, in pain, begging and pleading with its arms out just wanting to be heard?’

Cynthia Erivo took to Instagram with a selfie and some uplifting words: ‘Today, pain and sadness woke me up to battle it. I found beauty hidden in plain sight.’

Instagram takeover: Lady Gaga also announced that she's giving her Instagram over to different organizations that she's supporting

Instagram takeover: Lady Gaga also announced that she’s giving her Instagram over to different organizations that she’s supporting

Lifting Black voices: She also wrote: 'And after I vow to regularly, in perpetuity, across all of my social media platforms, post stories, content, and otherwise lift up the voices of the countless inspiring members and groups within the Black community'

Lifting Black voices: She also wrote: ‘And after I vow to regularly, in perpetuity, across all of my social media platforms, post stories, content, and otherwise lift up the voices of the countless inspiring members and groups within the Black community’

Cover collab: Machine Gun Kelly collaborated with Travis Barker on a cover of Rage Against the Machine's 1992 track Killing In the Name

Cover collab: Machine Gun Kelly collaborated with Travis Barker on a cover of Rage Against the Machine’s 1992 track Killing In the Name

Protest footage: He posted a video of the performance, which was cut together with footage of them at the recent protests in Santa Monica

Protest footage: He posted a video of the performance, which was cut together with footage of them at the recent protests in Santa Monica

No leader: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson called out President Donald Trump in a video: 'Where are you? Where is our leader? Where are you? Where is our leader at this time?'

No leader: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson called out President Donald Trump in a video: ‘Where are you? Where is our leader? Where are you? Where is our leader at this time?’

Uplifting words: Cynthia Erivo took to Instagram with a selfie and some uplifting words: 'Today, pain and sadness woke me up to battle it. I found beauty hidden in plain sight'

Uplifting words: Cynthia Erivo took to Instagram with a selfie and some uplifting words: ‘Today, pain and sadness woke me up to battle it. I found beauty hidden in plain sight’

Emily Ratajkowski posted a conversation to Instagram with activist Tamika D Mallory, discussing systemic racism.

Selena Gomez announced that she’ll be letting Black activists take over her Instagram over the next few days.

Kourtney Kardashian posted a photo with son Mason and a heartfelt statement: ‘As a mother, there is a natural instinct to protect my children from anything that might make them feel sad or unsafe. 

‘The pain and suffering inflicted by racism is not a thing of the past and I bare the responsibility to speak with my kids honestly and often about it, even when the truth is uncomfortable.’

Her sister Kim Kardashian also posted a statement on behalf of her shapewear brand Skims: ‘We firmly believe that #BlackLivesMatter and we are committed to supporting and participating in the change that needs to take place.’

Taraji P Henson shared some mental health resources, as the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation offered some free virtual therapy.

Leslie Jones took to Twitter with a simple statement amid the protests: ‘I’m just exhausted…’

Systemic racism: Emily Ratajkowski posted a conversation to Instagram with activist Tamika D Mallory, discussing systemic racism

Systemic racism: Emily Ratajkowski posted a conversation to Instagram with activist Tamika D Mallory, discussing systemic racism

Black activists: Selena Gomez announced that she'll be letting Black activists take over her Instagram over the next few days

Black activists: Selena Gomez announced that she’ll be letting Black activists take over her Instagram over the next few days

Educating children: Kourtney Kardashian posted a photo with son Mason and a heartfelt statement

Educating children: Kourtney Kardashian posted a photo with son Mason and a heartfelt statement

Making a change: Her sister Kim Kardashian also posted a statement on behalf of her shapewear brand Skims

Making a change: Her sister Kim Kardashian also posted a statement on behalf of her shapewear brand Skims

Free therapy: Taraji P Henson shared some mental health resources, as the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation offered some free virtual therapy

Free therapy: Taraji P Henson shared some mental health resources, as the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation offered some free virtual therapy

Exhausted: Leslie Jones took to Twitter with a simple statement amid the protests: 'I'm just exhausted...'

Exhausted: Leslie Jones took to Twitter with a simple statement amid the protests: ‘I’m just exhausted…’

Anna Kendrick posted a photo from a protest, writing: ‘Saw even more white folks out in support today which was cool to see, but guys, we should not lead the chant unless we understand the concept of the downbeat.’ 

Kerry Washington promoted her Netflix movie American Son, which deals with racially-driven police brutality: ‘My dream for this film was to spark conversations that would lead to change.’

Lisa Rinna urged her followers to vote, writing on her story: ‘Trump is a wannabe autocrat and you all should be f***ing frightened.’

Gabrielle Union wrote on her story after filing a discrimination complaint against NBC, America’s Got Talent and Simon Cowell: ‘Change gon come. Don’t fight it. Be accountable. Make amends. Commit to doing things differently.’

Her AGT co-star Terry Crews posted an apology: ‘It is in this light I want to make further amends with Black women, and in particular @itsgabrielleu for not recognizing the privilege I have – especially in the workplace- and adding this fact to my earlier apology.’

Steph Curry and wife Ayesha attended a protest, as she wrote: ‘I want to encourage everyone to show up however you can and keep showing up.’

Follow their lead: Anna Kendrick posted a photo from a protest, writing: 'Saw even more white folks out in support today which was cool to see, but guys, we should not lead the chant unless we understand the concept of the downbeat'

Follow their lead: Anna Kendrick posted a photo from a protest, writing: ‘Saw even more white folks out in support today which was cool to see, but guys, we should not lead the chant unless we understand the concept of the downbeat’

Leading lady: Kerry Washington promoted her Netflix movie American Son, which deals with racially-driven police brutality

Leading lady: Kerry Washington promoted her Netflix movie American Son, which deals with racially-driven police brutality

Rock the vote! Lisa Rinna urged her followers to vote, writing on her story: 'Trump is a wannabe autocrat and you all should be f***ing frightened'

Rock the vote! Lisa Rinna urged her followers to vote, writing on her story: ‘Trump is a wannabe autocrat and you all should be f***ing frightened’

Don't fight it: Gabrielle Union wrote on her story after filing a discrimination complaint against NBC, America's Got Talent and Simon Cowell

Don’t fight it: Gabrielle Union wrote on her story after filing a discrimination complaint against NBC, America’s Got Talent and Simon Cowell

Recognizing privilege: Her AGT co-star Terry Crews posted an apology: 'It is in this light I want to make further amends with Black women, and in particular @itsgabrielleu for not recognizing the privilege I have'

Recognizing privilege: Her AGT co-star Terry Crews posted an apology: ‘It is in this light I want to make further amends with Black women, and in particular @itsgabrielleu for not recognizing the privilege I have’

Joining the march: Steph Curry and wife Ayesha attended a protest, as she wrote: 'I want to encourage everyone to show up however you can and keep showing up'

Joining the march: Steph Curry and wife Ayesha attended a protest, as she wrote: ‘I want to encourage everyone to show up however you can and keep showing up’

Blac Chyna posted a stunning selfie to promote Fashion Nova, writing: ‘My black is beautiful.’ 

Kaia Gerber announced that BLM ambassador Janaya Future Khan will be going live Friday on her Instagram. 

Lucy Hale took to her Instagram in support of both Black lives and trans lives, as June is Pride Month.

Olivia Jade Giannulli participated in a challenge on her Instagram story, in which she was selected to donate to National Bail Out.

Nick Cannon said during an interview with Access: ‘My children fear police. It’s a real statement. I didn’t say, “You should be.” I try to teach fearlessness. I try to teach, “You have a power within you that you need to fear nothing.”‘

Lena Dunham posted in a statement as she announced several donations: ‘Thought it may be a challenge especially right now, for those who can, let’s form an ongoing practice of making reparations today, no matter how small or large the amount.’

Black is beautiful: Blac Chyna posted a stunning selfie to promote Fashion Nova, writing: 'My black is beautiful'

Black is beautiful: Blac Chyna posted a stunning selfie to promote Fashion Nova, writing: ‘My black is beautiful’

BLM leader: Kaia Gerber announced that BLM ambassador Janaya Future Khan will be going live Friday on her Instagram

BLM leader: Kaia Gerber announced that BLM ambassador Janaya Future Khan will be going live Friday on her Instagram

Trans Lives Matter: Lucy Hale took to her Instagram in support of both Black lives and trans lives, as June is Pride Month

Trans Lives Matter: Lucy Hale took to her Instagram in support of both Black lives and trans lives, as June is Pride Month

Good cause: Olivia Jade Giannulli participated in a challenge on her Instagram story, in which she was selected to donate to National Bail Out

Good cause: Olivia Jade Giannulli participated in a challenge on her Instagram story, in which she was selected to donate to National Bail Out

Fear police: Nick Cannon said during an interview with Access: 'My children fear police. It's a real statement.'

Fear police: Nick Cannon said during an interview with Access: ‘My children fear police. It’s a real statement.’

Making reparations: Lena Dunham posted in a statement as she announced several donations: 'Thought it may be a challenge especially right now, for those who can, let's form an ongoing practice of making reparations today, no matter how small or large the amount'

Making reparations: Lena Dunham posted in a statement as she announced several donations: ‘Thought it may be a challenge especially right now, for those who can, let’s form an ongoing practice of making reparations today, no matter how small or large the amount’

Sophia Bush posted some photos from a protest, writing in a heartfelt statement: ‘Imagine the most beautiful future for your city…can you think of it? They are organizing right now so it can HAPPEN. For all of us. So, please. Show up. Learn. Be vulnerable. Listen.’

Leonardo DiCaprio announced some donations, writing: ‘I am dedicated to end the disenfranchisement of Black America, that has been present for too long.’

Hilaria Baldwin took to her story as she had a conversation with her kids about systemic racism.

Tia Mowry posted about being biracial, as she recounted the different experiences she faced with her black mother and white father. 

Drew Brees shared a video apology after he stated the kneeling during the anthem was ‘disrespecting the flag.’

Abby Lee Miller also posted an apology for past racist remarks: ‘While I cannot change the past or remove the harm I’ve done, I promise to educate myself, learn, grow, and do better.’

Jake Paul attempted to take the spotlight off himself after he was charged in connection with looters: ‘Gimme my charges and let’s put the focus back on George Floyd and Black Lives Matter.’ 

Beautiful future: Sophia Bush posted some photos from a protest, writing in a heartfelt statement: 'Imagine the most beautiful future for your city...can you think of it? They are organizing right now so it can HAPPEN.'

Beautiful future: Sophia Bush posted some photos from a protest, writing in a heartfelt statement: ‘Imagine the most beautiful future for your city…can you think of it? They are organizing right now so it can HAPPEN.’

Paying it forward: Leonardo DiCaprio announced some donations, writing: 'I am dedicated to end the disenfranchisement of Black America, that has been present for too long'

Paying it forward: Leonardo DiCaprio announced some donations, writing: ‘I am dedicated to end the disenfranchisement of Black America, that has been present for too long’

Important conversation: Hilaria Baldwin took to her story as she had a conversation with her kids about systemic racism

Important conversation: Hilaria Baldwin took to her story as she had a conversation with her kids about systemic racism

Biracial experience: Tia Mowry posted about being biracial, as she recounted the different experiences she faced with her black mother and white father

Biracial experience: Tia Mowry posted about being biracial, as she recounted the different experiences she faced with her black mother and white father

Making amends: Drew Brees shared a video apology after he stated the kneeling during the anthem was 'disrespecting the flag'

Making amends: Drew Brees shared a video apology after he stated the kneeling during the anthem was ‘disrespecting the flag’

Heartfelt apology: Abby Lee Miller also posted an apology for past racist remarks

Heartfelt apology: Abby Lee Miller also posted an apology for past racist remarks

Busted: Jake Paul attempted to take the spotlight off himself after he was charged in connection with looters

Busted: Jake Paul attempted to take the spotlight off himself after he was charged in connection with looters

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