Moroccan-Egyptian model Imaan Hammam joins Black Lives Matter protests in Amsterdam

Among the handful of celebrities and influencers demanding justice for the lives lost due to police brutality in the US was Moroccan-Egyptian-Dutch model Imaan Hammam. (Instagram)
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Updated 02 June 2020

Moroccan-Egyptian model Imaan Hammam joins Black Lives Matter protests in Amsterdam

DUBAI: You do not have to be a human rights activist or an ambassador to voice your opinion about the killings of African-American citizens George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and others at the hands of police.

Among the handful of celebrities and influencers demanding justice for the lives lost due to police brutality in the US was Moroccan-Egyptian-Dutch model Imaan Hammam. 

The 23-year-old catwalk star took to Instagram on Tuesday to share images from the Black Lives Matter protests that took place in Amsterdam’s Dam Square on Monday.

“Incredibly powerful to be back home in Amsterdam standing together in solidarity against anti-black violence,” she wrote to her 913,000 followers. “This is not just an American issue, this is a human issue. We need to come together to fight racism, injustice and inequality.” 

The powerful black and white images she shared captured demonstrators holding signs that read: “Police violence is not an accident,” “Silence is betrayal,” “End racism,” “Black lives matter” and more powerful phrases in solidarity of African-American citizens.

Their stand was part of the music industry’s initiative #BlackOutTuesday, now set for June 2, to pause music and to unite against social discrimination and racial injustice.

Not only did demonstrators call for justice in Amsterdam, but protestors have been hitting the streets in London, Berlin, Toronto and all across the US to express their frustration. To avoid the spread of the COVID-19 disease, protestors covered their faces with masks.

Hammam is among the many celebrities who have joined the recent demonstrations sweeping across the globe. Other A-listers to show solidarity with protestors include pop star Ariana Grande, French-Algerian actress Sofia Boutella, singer Kehlani and more.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

#losangeles #georgefloyd #sayhisname #blacklivesmatter

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Kuwaiti influencer Rawan Bin Hussain announces she’s divorcing her husband

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Kuwaiti influencer Rawan Bin Hussain announces she’s divorcing her husband

  • The Kuwaiti social media influence said she was “super excited” her next chapter in life

Kuwaiti influencer Rawan Bin Hussain shocked fans when she announced on Wednesday night that she would be divorcing her husband.

The 23-year-old law student revealed the news to her 4.8 million followers on her Instagram stories.

“Today I’m here to explain this without the filter and I’m hoping people, especially Middle Easterners who still follow the worst traditional rules, would understand me,” Hussain said

Hussain, who is known for her beauty blog, has one daughter – luna – with Libyan businessman Youssef Migariaf.

“I am very proud to say I am divorcing my husband. If this will make me ‘Less of a human being’, then that’s totally fine! I am super excited for my new chapter. And I can’t wait to start,” she added.