Jaime King dons an ‘I am a voter’ tee while protesting outside LA Mayor Eric Garcetti’s home

Jaime King showed solidarity with protesters on Tuesday by taking to the streets, herself.

The 41-year-old actress donned an ‘I am a voter’ tee, while protesting outside of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s home in Hancock Park.

King was one of nearly 2,000 demonstrators that showed up to demand justice for African-American citizens who have lost their lives at the hands of law enforcement.

Walking the walk: Jaime King showed solidarity with protesters on Tuesday by taking to the streets, herself

Jaime had her arm wrapped around a fellow protester’s shoulders as they paraded up and down the Mayor’s affluent street.

Protesters chanted ‘Defund The Police’ and wielded various homemade signs throughout the duration of the peaceful demonstration.

King’s bleach blonde hair looked noticeably undone and she donned a medical grade face mask.

She paired her statement t-shirt with a pair of black skinny jeans and some white trainers.

Protest: The 41-year-old actress donned an 'I am a voter' tee, while protesting outside of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's home in Hancock Park

Protest: The 41-year-old actress donned an ‘I am a voter’ tee, while protesting outside of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s home in Hancock Park

Large turnout: King was one of nearly 2,000 demonstrators that showed up to demand justice for African-American citizens who have lost their lives at the hands of law enforcement

Large turnout: King was one of nearly 2,000 demonstrators that showed up to demand justice for African-American citizens who have lost their lives at the hands of law enforcement

The highly, organized protest – presented by the LA chapter of Black Lives Matter -aimed to pressure Garcetti into significantly lowering the LAPD’s exorbitant budget.   

According to reports, ‘over 100 demonstrators’ sat before a line of LAPD officers, in order to create a safe space for speakers and activists to voice their ideas and concerns.

The death of 46-year-old George Floyd in Minneapolis has sparked days of demonstrations across the nation over police brutality against African-Americans.  

On May 25, Floyd – an unarmed, African-American male – experienced a horrific death at the hands of police in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

Solidarity: Jaime had her arm wrapped around a fellow protester's shoulders as they paraded up and down the Mayor's affluent street

Solidarity: Jaime had her arm wrapped around a fellow protester’s shoulders as they paraded up and down the Mayor’s affluent street

Mission: The highly, organized protest - presented by the LA chapter of Black Lives Matter -aimed to pressure Garcetti into significantly lowering the LAPD's exorbitant budget

Mission: The highly, organized protest – presented by the LA chapter of Black Lives Matter -aimed to pressure Garcetti into significantly lowering the LAPD’s exorbitant budget

In the horrifying video footage of Floyd’s death, he is seen saying that he can not breathe as officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck.

Eventually he went silent and limp, and he was later declared dead.

Protests swelled after federal authorities said Thursday that they were making the case a top priority but announced no arrests at that time.

The Minneapolis policeman accused of killing Floyd, Chauvin, was taken into custody Friday and charged with third-degree murder, officials said.  

Creating room for progress: According to reports , 'over 100 demonstrators' sat before a line of LAPD officers, in order to create a safe space for speakers and activists to voice their ideas and concerns

Creating room for progress: According to reports , ‘over 100 demonstrators’ sat before a line of LAPD officers, in order to create a safe space for speakers and activists to voice their ideas and concerns

Catalyst: The death of 46-year-old George Floyd in Minneapolis has sparked days of demonstrations across the nation over police brutality against African-Americans

Catalyst: The death of 46-year-old George Floyd in Minneapolis has sparked days of demonstrations across the nation over police brutality against African-Americans

Earlier in the day, Jaime used her prominent Instagram platform to ‘amplify’ the voice of fellow activist and actress, Krystina Arielle Tigner. 

‘[Krystina] uses her own platform to bring awareness to the struggles that she and other Black people face on a daily basis. Black voices matter, black stories matter, and black lives matter. How we use our voices and our platforms is important,’ began King in her post’s caption.

‘It isn’t enough to just say black lives matter and go back to our carefully curated social media squares. We have to use our influence to uplift and raise the voices of those that can change the world.’

King drew attention to her own privilege by noting the privilege that exists in being ‘able to walk out the door without fear that you won’t walk back in because the color of your skin was seen as a threat.’

Peaceful: Protesters pictured at the Hancock Park protest on June 2

Peaceful: Protesters pictured at the Hancock Park protest on June 2 

Ally: Earlier in the day, Jaime used her prominent Instagram platform to 'amplify' the voice of fellow activist and actress, Krystina Arielle Tigner

Ally: Earlier in the day, Jaime used her prominent Instagram platform to ‘amplify’ the voice of fellow activist and actress, Krystina Arielle Tigner

‘It’s a privilege to have the platform that I have and to be able to be heard. I will never know firsthand the experiences of Existing while black. I will never send my sons out the door with the fear that they’ll become a hashtag movement because their skin color was seen as a threat. But what I can do is listen.’

Jaime vowed to actively ‘search [her] own biases’ and to listen to her ‘friends when they say they are hurting and instead of saying “I’m so sorry.” I can say I see you, I hear you, and fight to make room for them in a world that makes that hard.’

She encouraged her 1.4million followers to use their voices to ‘uplift black artists and creators’ and to ‘fight for representation’ for all.

‘Don’t just say black lives matter. Prove it by supporting artists like Tina. Prove by supporting black artists and businesses. Prove it by making sure when you look at your table not every face looks like yours,’ concluded the Cheaper By The Dozen star.

Along with her lengthy, passion-filled caption, King included a photo of herself and Tigner beaming for the camera.

George Floyd: On May 25, Floyd - an unarmed, African-American male - experienced a horrific death at the hands of police in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Floyd pictured on Rihanna's Instagram on Friday

George Floyd: On May 25, Floyd – an unarmed, African-American male – experienced a horrific death at the hands of police in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Floyd pictured on Rihanna’s Instagram on Friday

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