Jameela Jamil slams officer Jared Campbell who maced a 9-year-old girl: 'Did she scare you in your riot gear?'
'Please wear your protective gear at the protests today. The last thing those fighting for freedom need on top of their grief and anguish is fu*king Covid-19,' she said
Protests broke all over the US after a video surfaced online that showcased the arrest of George Floyd. The video showed Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on Floyd's neck, which caused him uneasiness. In the video, Floyd could be seen making several attempts to let his discomfort known but does not yield any result. Several passersby decided to speak against the act but the cops didn't budge. Unfortunately, it cost Floyd his life as he was soon pronounced dead. Since then, people in the US have taken to the streets to protest the injustice that took place. 'Black Lives Matter' started trending on Twitter and several people came forward voicing out their opinion.
From Beverly Hills to Seattle, people decided to come together and march to make their voices be heard. However, the protests in Seattle took an ugly turn when it was reported a police officer named, Jared Campbell maced a 10-year-old girl who had joined the peaceful protest.
Videos surfaced online where the girl seemed distressed as she could not bear the pain. Several people came to help her and offered some water to make things better. Social media users were quick to call for his arrest and flooded Twitter with his name. "This is the video that was taken down! A 9-year-old in Seattle was MACED by pig JARED CAMPBELL from the Seattle Police, it was PEACEFUL PROTEST. His badge number is 8470. Little girl's face is covered in the video PLEASE SHARE," read one comment.
"A 9-year-old girl getting maced??? you are letting Jared Campbell get away with macing a 9-year-old girl? I REPEAT A 9-YEAR-OLD GIRL," read another comment. "Jared Campbell is the vile excuse for a human being that maced a child. Make his life hell," a third wrote.
Actress Jameela Jamil was quick to break her silence on the incident and took to her Twitter to call out Campbell. Sharing a picture of the officer she wrote, "OFFICER JARED CAMPBELL pepper-sprayed a 10-year-old little girl at the protest. Did she scare you in your riot gear?"
Jamil has been vocal about her thoughts on the protests and even asked people to be safe while slamming white supremacy. "Please wear your protective gear at the protests today. The last thing those fighting for freedom need on top of their grief and anguish is fu*king Covid-19. White supremacy is not the only virus we are still currently battling," she wrote.