Music world reacts to shooting of police officers in Dallas

Five police officers were killed overnight, with six more injured

The music world has reacted to the news that several police officers have been shot, with some dead, in Dallas, Texas overnight.

Five police officers were killed and six more injured after shootings during an anti-violence protest in Dallas on Thursday evening (July 7). Three suspects have been detained, with another reported dead amid a police shoot-out.

Amanda Palmer tweeted of the incident, “more shootings. more death. it’s madness guys. it’s mad”.

Erykah Badu, meanwhile, added, “May Love & light surround all the families who have lost loved 1s within these past few long days. We are all human beings. We all hurt.”

She went on to say, “Those who commit acts of violence act alone. Even when they feel they are fulfilling an order are moving in groups, They are acting alone.”

Rapper SZA urged her fans to not “let them cook up a race war”, with the Hercules And Love Affair asking “Let’s commit to making the world a more peaceful place today”.

See tweets about the news below.