She was a vocal Black Lives Matter activist and had been very involved in the protests in the wake of George Floyd's murder. “At the end of the day, I can’t take my fucking skin colour off,” she said in a video that circulated on Twitter. “I’m profiled whether I like it or not. You cannot take my fucking Blackness away from me. My Blackness is not for your fucking consumption.”
“Right now, our lives matter, black lives matter,” she continued. “We are doing this for our brothers and our sisters who got shot but we are doing this for every black person."
After Tallahassee police discovered Salau's body on June 13, many took to Twitter to demand justice.
The Change.org petition, which you can sign here, is a direct call to action from the Tallahassee Police Department, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, and Senator Janet Cruz. A GoFundMe account was also set up but has yet to be verified. We will update this story when it has been.
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