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Australian porn star is dramatically escorted from a United Airlines plane

An Australian porn star who gave an impassioned speech on a flight in America about the George Floyd protests was escorted off her plane by police.

Elle Knox, 28, was flying on an American Airlines flight from Houston to San Francisco, where she is due to catch a flight home to Sydney on Wednesday.

But after seeing the George Floyd protests, she decided to make a stand - addressing all 300 people on her flight about 'police brutality'.

'My flight from Houston to San Francisco just landed,' she explained on Twitter on Tuesday.

'I stood up and said “This isn’t my country, I’m an Australian. But I’ve noticed your democracy being threatened. 

Australian glamour star Elle Knox (pictured) made a stand on an American Airlines flight on Wednesday as she protested against police brutality

'"Do not be complacent. Decide what side of history you’d like to be on.” Now police are coming.'

Ms Knox, who regularly posts steamy pictures on her social media pages for fans, insisted she was applauded as she was escorted off the the flight.  

'I was told I couldn’t make a political statements on a United Airline, I told them this was a human rights statement,' she explained.

'I’ve been told I scared people when I made the announcement. Even though everyone applauded me when I was escorted off. 

'If I stood up and asked people to wish my friend a happy birthday this wouldn’t be an issue.'

Ms Knox (pictured before her flight on Wednesday) had been travelling in South America and is heading home to Sydney, but made a stand after watching the George Floyd protests

Ms Knox filmed the moment she was interviewed by security (pictured) at San Francisco airport on Wednesday

She was questioned at San Francisco airport by police and security, who she claimed threatened to prevent her from boarding her next flight to Sydney on Wednesday.

'I’m checked into my hotel, I’m safe,' she explained to her fans.

'For many peacefully using their voices tonight they will tear gassed, shot at and arrested.

'Democracy is threatened when people in power set curfews, implement martial law and intimidate with violence. Do not be silent.' 

In a video posted to her social media pages, she repeated her calls for Americans not to be 'complacent' about the issue as she was questioned by airport officials. 

They eventually let her go to her airport hotel, agreeing that she will be allowed to board her flight home. 

Protests have broken out across America in response to the death of a black man in police custody (pictured, demonstrators in Washington on June 2)

US president Donald Trump has ordered the National Guard into dozens of cities to quell the protests, with crowds tear gassed by police outside the White House. 

America is enduring its eighth day of mass protests over the death of unarmed black man George Floyd, who died after a policeman put his knee into his neck for eight minutes.

A post-mortem found Mr Floyd's death was a homicide, with his cause of death being 'cardiopulmonary arrest complicating law enforcement subdual, restraint, and neck compression'.

His treatment triggered protests across the country about the treatment of black people by police.

A small number of protests have turned violent, something which the porn star also addressed.

'One thing that’s a huge waste of my time is arguing with idiots who want to focus on riots,' Knox added.

Protesters are seen taking a knee at the State Capitol in Denver, Colorado, on June 1 as demonstrations continue across America

Police officer Derek Chauvin is accused of killing George Floyd (pictured) on May 30 in Minneapolis

'You’re right, riots are wrong. Where are the police?! They should be focused on them. 

'But they are wrecking [sic] havoc at peaceful protests causing more harm then good. This is the problem.'

Shocking footage has emerged both of crowds looting and ransacking local businesses, and also of police using aggressive tactics.

'While people on the street are losing their eyes to rubber bullets, I will not be silent,' Ms Knox added.

'While tear gas is being shot at people, I will not be quiet.

'FYI - Rubber bullets are not used in close combat. Tear gas is banned in warfare, but being used on civilians protesting not rioting.'

People are seen joining George Floyd's family at a march on June 2 in downtown Houston (pictured), his hometown 

A computer shop in New York was looted on Tuesday (pictured) after crowds hit Macy's in Herald Square and other stores in the city's shopping district 

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