Kendrick Lamar and NBA star Russell Westbrook have been among the many main names in attendance at a protest in Compton this weekend.
The pair have been joined by DeMar DeRozan as they took half within the Compton Peace Stroll yesterday (June 7), which noticed a crowd strolling from Gateway Towne Heart in Los Angeles to Compton Metropolis Corridor.
Addressing the group, Westbrook stated: “Proceed to stay collectively.
“Proceed to battle for each other. Proceed to carry one another up. … Proceed to guard your individual, defend your staff, defend your loved ones. In occasions like this, we have to stick collectively. Put a fist up.
— RET ONE TDE (@retOne) June 7, 2020
“Put a fist up…”
— Kelly Iko (@KellyIkoNBA) June 7, 2020
“Let’s get a second of silence. For our misplaced ones. For his or her households. For his or her struggles,” he added together with his fist within the air.
Compton Mayor Aja Brown additionally promoted the protest on Fb, writing: “Our children are watching us they usually need to reside in a greater world, a greater metropolis that ensures their peace and safety, full liberty and justice for all.”
The protest comes after the demise of George Floyd final month sparked demonstrations throughout the globe.
Floyd, who was African American, was killed when a white police officer appeared to kneel on his neck as he lay on the bottom throughout an arrest.
Officer Derek Chauvin has since been sacked and charged with second-degree homicide and manslaughter. Three of his colleagues, Thomas Lane, Tou Thao and J Alexander Keung, at the moment are all going through fees of aiding and abetting second-degree homicide, and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter.
The Minneapolis police division has since vowed to disband within the wake of Floyd’s demise.