Ellen Pompeo calls out major difference in Black Lives Matter protests versus other protests

The "Grey's Anatomy" actress highlighted the disparity on Instagram Stories.

June 9, 2020, 11:37 AM

Ellen Pompeo is no stranger to speaking up against injustice, so it's no surprise she was out and about over the weekend participating in protests.

What may come as a surprise, though, is the drastic difference the "Grey's Anatomy" star noticed between the Black Lives Matter protests and other protests.

"We’re at a march for black lives, and we’re here to talk about the fact that they matter. And there’s machine guns -- big ones -- and aggression," Pompeo, 50, said via Instagram Stories, which were captured by a Twitter user.

"The cops weren't so aggressive, but their stance is aggressive," she continued. "They’re on rooftops, they’re in cars, they’re in tanks, and I haven’t ever seen that show of force and that show -- not that it’s as forceful as a lot that we’ve seen, but, I mean, we’re in the middle of the day here -- at other protests. I’ve never seen that amount of ammunition."

Pompeo then drew comparisons to show the disparity between how these protests are treated by law enforcement versus others she has attended.

"So, I’m just wondering why that is: Why at the Women’s March there’s no machine guns? Why at Pride marches there’s no machine guns? But the Black Lives Matter march, machine guns everywhere?" she reasoned.

"I don’t know," she concluded, "you tell me."

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