Nathaniel Julius: US singer Solange Knowles pays tribute to teen

Nathaniel Julius: US singer Solange Knowles pays tribute to teen

- Solange Knowles has taken to social media to pay tribute to late Eldorado Park resident, Nathaniel Julius

- This comes after the disabled Nathaniel was shot and killed by policemen while allegedly standing unarmed

- Protests have erupted in Eldorado Park as a result after the community demanded justice for the slain Julius

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Solange Knowles has taken to Twitter to share her thoughts on the senseless killing of South African teen Nathaniel Julius. The community of Eldorado Park was involved in clashes with the police after cops allegedly killed the unarmed and disabled Julius.

There has been uproar on social media and Beyonce's sister weighed in on the protests. She took to her Twitter account and paid her respects to the young teen and to other black people who lost their lives due to police brutality.

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She posted:

"Rest in peace young Nathaniel Julius. Happy Birthday beautiful Toyin. We are still fighting for you Breonna. There's such a limit to these words, but we will never forget you. What is justice with all of this loss & pain."

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The singer has been vocal about her stance against police brutality amid a rise in the social presence of the Black Lives Matter movement. Mzansi social media users responded positively to her post. Twitter user toddy_thando said:

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"Thank you Solange Nokuthula Knowles"
Nathaniel Julius: US singer Solange Knowles pays tribute to teen

Solange Knowles has acknowledged the passing of Nathaniel Julius. Image: @solangeknowles/Instagram
Source: Instagram

ThandoCollen said:

"The world is a wild place to be at esp at this moment."

chanzejacobs said:

"We will fight for him ! #JusticeforNathanielJulius"

madfly_badguy said:

"I love that you’re always using your platform and artistry to STAND UP for US!! One of the reasons You will always be my favorite artist!"

DanielleDiAnge1 said:

"I love you, Solange. Thank you for giving us a voice, for not pulling punches lyrically, for taking us along on with you on your journey, for FUBU, Don’t Touch My Hair, and Black cowboys. You are my Champion."

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It was previously reported that Eldorado Park looked like a war zone on Thursday as furious residents protested the death of 16-year-old Nathaniel Julius. Julius was allegedly fatally shot by a police officer and it led to a large protest action in the area.

Video footage was shared online showing the extent of the protests. According to reports, the police station was vandalised and SAPS vehicles were damaged by the angry residents.

Tensions were not just high between the residents and the police, but between the cops and journalists as well.

According to eNCA, one of their journalists was threatened by officers on the scene. Reporter Aviwe Mtila said that a SAPS member threatened to shoot should they get in the way of the police.

“We asked him why [they should leave the scene], he just dismissed us. He then said that I would receive shots,” said Mtila.

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