The Canadian rock singer Avril Lavigne has posted a photo of Kendrick Sampson on her Instagram page and praised him for his stance and leadership during the protests of the Black Lives Metter movement.

In the statement, Avril paid respect to Kendrick and drew attention to his importance for the protests by saying that the people have to follow his lead. Here’s what she wrote:

“Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and huge heart with all of us on my Instagram yesterday. I’ve been learning so much from you and I hope everyone else had the chance to do the same during your takeover.

I am extremely grateful you could take the time to educate us in the midst of all you & @BLDPWR are doing to seek justice for the ongoing senseless murders, and to dismantle systemic racism. Like I said in my intro post the other day, you truly are the definition of a warrior.”

She continued:

“To everyone else – I have saved Kendrick’s takeover as a highlight so you can hear more from him directly. His is the voice you need to hear.

And if you’re not following @Kendrick38 and @BLDPWR I hope you will now. We ALL need to join these leaders & fight for freedom and community solutions that create INCLUSION, instead of prolonging trauma and furthering oppression.”

Check out the original Instagram post below.

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Kendrick – Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and huge heart with all of us on my Instagram yesterday. I’ve been learning so much from you and I hope everyone else had the chance to do the same during your takeover. I am extremely grateful you could take the time to educate us in the midst of all you & @BLDPWR are doing to seek justice for the ongoing senseless murders, and to dismantle systemic racism. Like I said in my intro post the other day, you truly are the definition of a WARRIOR. To everyone else – I have saved Kendrick’s takeover as a highlight so you can hear more from him directly. His is the voice you need to hear. And if you’re not following @Kendrick38 and @BLDPWR I hope you will now. We ALL need to join these leaders & fight for freedom and community solutions that create INCLUSION, instead of prolonging trauma and furthering oppression. #BLDPWR #DefundThePolice #Hollywood4BlackLives #BLM #ReimaginePublicSafety Photo credit : Rich Fury, Staff / Getty Images

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