Beyonce has reacted to the killing of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile by white police officers. In a statement issued on her website, she encouraged her fans to contact their local representatives and demand action.

“We are sick and tired of the killings of young men and women in our communities,” she writes. “It is up to us to take a stand and demand that they ‘stop killing us.’ We don’t need sympathy. We need everyone to respect our lives.” Read the full article after the cut…