The New York Justice League concluded its nine-day march to protest police brutality and demand an end to racial profiling yesterday (April 21) in Washington, D.C.
Hip Hop artist Freeway was on hand when the activists reached their final destination, the U.S. Capitol. Donning a T-shirt that promoted his upcoming album, Free Will, the Philadelphia-native participated in a die-in and spoke to marchers at the National Mall.
“Police brutality isn’t new. All across this country, the ‘hood has been at odds with the police for as long as there have been ‘hoods,” Freeway said, in a statement prior to the event. “But in 2015, the issue has become an epidemic, and I feel it’s only right that I use my voice and influence to help wake up the community and the leadership. Black lives matter. All lives matter.”
Danny Glover, and “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett also attended the rally. The Justice League and its coalition of partners set out to deliver a “Justice Package” of criminal justice reform legislation to lawmakers in hopes of ending racial profiling, and demilitarizing police forces.