As violence continues in Baltimore, Maryland, a number of celebrities are joining the conversation.
The riots, which began after the funeral of a young black man who was so badly injured by police, he later died in the hospital, have resulted in a city-wide curfew, school closures and Baltimore’s mayor issuing a state of emergency proclamation.
Witnesses say the scene is similar to Ferguson, Missouri, last year, where protestors rioted following the shooting death of Michael Brown, a black teen killed by a police officer.
As tensions seem to be escalating in Baltimore, though, many are using social media to urge residents of the city to protest peacefully. Among them are these 17 celebs:
1. Trey Songz
Praying for peace in Baltimore
2. Trip Lee
Heartbroken for our nation
— Trip Lee (@TripLee) April 28, 2015
3. Amandla Stenberg
My prayers go out to all my brothers & sisters in Baltimore. This battle is hard but crucial. The revolutionary youth will change the world.
— Amandla (@amandlastenberg) April 28, 2015
4. Wendell Pierce
A display of rage would be demanding the Dept of Justice to take over Baltimore police with a Consent Decree with our demands defining it
— Wendell Pierce (@WendellPierce) April 27, 2015
5. Andre Royo
To my Beloved city Baltimore..I feel your pain. Stand up..rise UP without breaking down! Discipline not Destruction. #VictorynotVictims
— Andre Royo (@AndreRoyo) April 27, 2015
6. Papa Roach
Our hearts are heavy for Baltimore and Nepal.
— Papa Roach (@paparoach) April 28, 2015
7. John Wall
Come on Baltimore Lets ban together for PEACE! Violence isn't the answer! #PrayersUp
— John Wall (@JohnWall) April 28, 2015
8. Kevin Hart
What's going on in Baltimore is honestly hurting my heart!!!! I'm praying for the city in a whole….I promote Peace not War!!!!
9. Danny Worsnop
Can't believe what's happening in Baltimore! We're all on this rock together, why must we surround ourselves with so much violence and hate?
— Danny Worsnop (@dannyworsnop) April 28, 2015
To all my Baltimore family. Let's think about tomorrow. It's coming. Let's think about what we're leaving our babies. Prayers for all.❤️yall
— Mo'Nique Worldwide (@moworldwide) April 28, 2015
11. Donald Trump
Wow, 15 policemen hurt in Baltimore, some badly! Where is the National Guard. Police must get tough, and fast! Thugs must be stopped.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 28, 2015
12. Larry Fitzgerald
My heart goes out to those in pain in Baltimore. Let's stop the violence and start the conversation #PeaceInBaltimore
— Larry Fitzgerald (@LarryFitzgerald) April 28, 2015
13. Cedric the Entertainer
Hate to see Baltimore going thru what my hometown of Ferguson went thru. Change is necessary, but violence and destruction is not the answer
— CedricTheEntertainer (@CedEntertainer) April 27, 2015
14. Russell Simmons
To law enforcement in Baltimore, remember these are not just our children, they are your children as well. PLS show constraint + be peaceful
15. Torrey Smith
16. Cris Carter
No one wins with violence #BaltimoreProtests
— Cris Carter (@criscarter80) April 27, 2015