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‘Insecure’ actor Kendrick Sampson says he was hit 7 times with rubber bullets during George Floyd protests

Kendrick Sampson (Image courtesy: Instagram)

Washington D.C. [USA], June 1 (ANI): ‘Insecure’ actor Kendrick Sampson says he has been injured while protesting.
According to Fox News, the 32-year-old actor is among the thousands of individuals around the nation that have taken to the streets to protest police brutality.
Sampson shared several videos on Instagram on Saturday from a protest in Los Angeles, wherein he was shot by officers multiple times by rubber bullets, as well as hit with batons.
In one of the videos, Sampson revealed that he’d been shot four times while a later video of the day’s news coverage contained a shot of Sampson being hit by an officer with a baton.
The actor took to Twitter after details of his injuries had gotten out, and discussed his experience, revealing he’d been shot three more times.
Sampson wrote online: “Glad y’all witnessed this. Esp the video of them actually targeting us. He didn’t try to ricochet the bullets of the ground – one tactic – he pointed the gun DIRECTLY AT ME. I actually got hit 7 times with rubber bullets and many with batons. My boy has stitches.”
“#DEFUNDPOLICE,” he concluded the post with the hashtag.

Protests have been raging across the country in response to the death of George Floyd, an African-American resident of Minneapolis, Minn., who was killed when a white police officer pinned his knee against Floyd’s neck, while he struggled for air and begged for his life for several minutes. (ANI)