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The Bachelorette's Rachel Lindsay Opens Up About Attending a Protest In Honor of George Floyd

The Bachelorette's Rachel Lindsay Opens Up About Attending a Protest In Honor of George Floyd

Rachel Lindsay is opening up about her experience in attending a peaceful protest in honor of George Floyd over the weekend.

The former Bachelorette star spoke on her Higher Learning podcast of the event in Miami, Fla, saying that “it hit me so hard.”

“I heard beautiful speeches,” Rachel share. “It was beautiful to see so many people in unity marching and protesting for what they believed in and the injustices they’re facing in this country.”

She added that the whole experience, as well as George‘s death “hit me so hard.”

“It’s just such a harsh reality that what we deal with and what other people don’t have to deal with because it doesn’t directly affect them.”

Rachel‘s fiance, Bryan Abasolo, posted about the protest they attended on Instagram. See what he wrote below.

If you didn’t see it, Rachel had some advice for Hannah Brown after her N-word controversy.

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I protested this weekend. I marched peacefully with people of all races to honor George Floyd and to fight for the injustices that the black community has been enduring for centuries in this country. The emotion that I felt with every step I took during the protest was overwhelming. Tears rolled down my face as I thought about the images of George Floyd pinned to the ground calling out to his mother in his final breathing moments. I saw so much passion and emotion from so many people from different walks of life uniting as one and chanting to the rooftops for such an amazing and just cause. That cause is to make sure that all human beings have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Unfortunately, there are so many in the black community that have been denied this right for far too long. It’s sad to think that the murder of a black man caught on camera for the world to see is what has opened people’s eyes. The black community has been trying to tell us since forever ago, but we didn’t listen, didn’t care, or just didn’t pay attention because it didn’t affect us. I, along with every other non-black person, has been guilty of this at some point. Colin Kaepernick tried to spread awareness and protest these atrocities in a peaceful way. He was admonished, considered anti-American, and ultimately blackballed from the game he loved all because he stood up for what he believed in and simply wanted to shed light on police brutality. We all should have listened and taken action then. Watching major cities go up in flames, rioting, and looting is something that I don’t believe in or ever want to see and I pray that we can keep every protest peaceful. But here we are now…what side of history will you be on? The side that continues to coddle their privilege and turn a blind eye to what’s really going on? Or the side that calls out and denounces racism whenever and wherever it rears its ugly head? There’s only one right answer. All lives won’t matter until Black lives do. #blacklivesmatter #ripgeorgefloyd #love #peace #life #liberty #happiness

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