Black Lives Matter: Tiffany Haddish has ‘PTSD from seeing friends killed’

Tiffany Haddish has opened up about her own experiences with racial inequality and police brutality while attending a Black Lives Matter protest in Los Angeles. 

The actress and comedian, 40, made an impassioned speech at the Stand-Up for Social Justice rally outside the Laugh Factory Hollywood comedy club, revealing she still gets pulled over despite driving a Tesla. 

According to CNN, Tiffany explained that despite driving the luxury electric vehicle, she still gets stopped by police in Beverly Hills. 

She added that the reason she is out protesting is to ensure her family and black people in general can enjoy a safer and fairer future. 

Tiffany explained: ‘There’s certain people in my family, if they walk out the door, they might not come back.

‘I try to laugh and figure out a way to make it funny … It’s really hard. I got PTSD watching my friends being killed by the police.

‘It’s scary, you shouldn’t be scared to be in America. It’s supposed to be the land of the free, the home of the brave and you’re supposed to be able to have a pursuit of happiness. 

‘We’re just trying to pursue that you don’t get killed today.’

The protests started following the death of George Floyd, who died while being arrested when an officer knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes.

Thousands of people have taken to the streets in cities around the USA and the world to protest in support of Black Lives Matter and to demand change.

Tiffany admitted that the current protests which she has been attending in Los Angeles feel different to previous marches against police brutality.

She explained: ‘There’s definitely been a transition, people are waking up … people can see now and people’s hearts are opening up.’

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