Kendrick Lamar may be the creator of the anthem for this generation’s Civil Rights movement. Like the protesters from the 20th century who sang “We Shall Overcome” together, the Black Lives Matter protesters in Cleveland chanted the lyrics “We gon’ be alright” from Lamar’s powerful single “Alright” that directly confronts the trend of white police killing unarmed black civilians.
The Cleveland protests come a week after Samuel DuBose was pulled over by University of Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing for a routine traffic stop and was shot and killed moments later.
The YouTube video description reads:
“Today after the ending of the convening as everyone was walking down the street CPD arrested a 14 yr old. 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!”