Tons of celebs have been tweeting from afar, sharing their well wishes with the families in Ferguson, but Macklemore actually hit the streets to march with thousands of protestors! See the video below.
Macklemore, 31, is known for speaking out about controversial issues, but the rapper proudly took a stand on Nov. 24. The ‘Same Love’ singer tried to keep a low profile as he marched in protest after the decision not to indict the cop who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO.
Macklemore Protests In Seattle For Mike Brown In Ferguson
The system that instills & protects white supremacy wins again. Humanity loses…No justice. I pray for Mike Brown & his family. So sad.
— Macklemore (@macklemore) November 25, 2014
From New York City to Los Angeles, protestors around the country marched in support of the citizens of Ferguson. Macklemore, a Seattle, Washington native, marched in his hometown as well to show his disappointment to what he and many others feel was an unjust decision.
Macklemore joined protestors in the streets as they chanted, “Hands up, don’t shoot!”
Macklemore: “It’s Not About Me, It’s About Mike Brown”
One might think Macklemore protested in search for some media attention, but the rapper actual did his best to stay under the radar.
When a King 5 news camera spotted him and asked if the protest was important to him, Macklemore’s simply repeated, “It’s about Mike Brown, it’s not about me.”
It’s pretty impressive that Macklemore got up from behind his computer screen and got proactive about his views on this controversial decision.
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