Crowd Responds To Police Harassment By Chanting Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright”
After police arrested a 14-year old during a street gathering in Cleveland, the crowd chanted the refrain from Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” in protest. Here’s how the person who uploaded the video described the scene…
“While everyone was demanding his release an officer pepper sprayed the crowd and further escalated the situation. In unity and solidarity everyone was demanding that he be released, and we stayed and protested until they released him!”
Kendrick Lamar continues to be an agent of positive social change. He recently designed a pair of Reebok Ventilators that reads “red” on one shoe and “blue” on the other. Though the shoes are a symbolic message, this was an instance of people using his music as a rallying point to achieve social justice. And it worked.
“I’m not saying I’m gonna change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will change the world. And that’s our job, to spark somebody else watching us” -Tupac.