Ben Affleck Joins Protesters and Holds Signs on the Street Following George Floyd's Death
Ben Affleck joined protesters in a battle against racial injustice after the death of George Floyd. He passed away after begging that he was unable to breathe while a cop held him down with a knee on his neck.
Affleck, 47, was joined by his current girlfriend, actress Ana de Armas, as shown in the photo posted by Save Venice on Twitter.
The couple came out and tuned in to protesters at the Save Venice march in Venice Beach, California. Affleck held a sign indicating support for Black Lives Matter and another for Save Venice.
"March for [George Floyd] in [Venice] today. Blessed to have [Ben Affleck] express awareness and concern for the local Historic Black Community in [Venice Beach] that has been long ignored and obstructed by local politicians, LAPD, and commerce bullies," Save Venice captioned the photo.
As reported by ET, the Oscar champ talked with a coordinator at the march about the Black Lives Matter cause specifically attached to their locale.
Activist for Save Venice, Sarah Mahir, told the publication that she was giving out flyers and addressing the crowd of people about their progressing battle to ensure the First Baptist Church.
March for #GeorgeFloyd in #Venice today. Blessed to have @BenAffleck express awareness and concern for the local Historic Black Community in #VeniceBeach that has been long ignored and obstructed by local politicians, LAPD, and commerce bullies. #SaveVenice #DefendOakwood pic.twitter.com/Y1yLOn07GW— Save Venice (@savexvenice) June 2, 2020
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"I literally got done speaking to the crowd and really let them know where we can stand as a community," said Mahir, "and where we can make a change together, and I turned around and Ben Affleck was standing there."
Mahir approached Affleck and introduced herself. The actor disclosed to her that he remained to hear her discourse and find out about the endeavors to spare the church.
Affleck had battled with liquor addiction from as far back as 2001.
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According to Mahir, Affleck and his girlfriend additionally walked with them for some time at the Save Venice demonstration.
Meanwhile, Affleck and de Armas are one of the numerous couples included in a new music video for Residente's song, "Antes Que El Mundo Se Acabe," as reported by ET.
The song is all about getting some kisses before it's too late. And that is actually what Affleck and de Armas do in the video.
Affleck had battled with liquor addiction from as far back as 2001. Talking on the factors responsible for his addiction, the actor believes his genetics may be a contributing element.
According to Affleck, two of his grandparents were heavy drinkers. So he thought that it appeared as though the dice had been rolled.
Affleck also referred to his divorce from actress Jennifer Garner as another factor. He said the agony related to the divorce affected him negatively, and he turned to liquor to abstain from managing difficult sentiments.