CROWD CHANT KENDRICK LAMAR SONG
July 29, 2015
Kendrick Lamar has reached the hearts of many through his music. His lyrics speak to a generation of people searching for justice and change. According to AllHipHop, during a conference in Cleveland, OH, for the “Black Lives Matter” movement, many started singing Kendrick Lamar’s song “Alright” as local law enforcement arrest a teenager for suspicion of public intoxication.
Activists from around the country convened in Cleveland for the conference. According to reports, the event ended on Sunday with police officers pepper spraying attendees.
The 14 year old was taken into custody by the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority after allegedly being discovered drunk on a city bus. Other officers as well as protesters from the nearby conference arrived at the location, and the situation escalated. Authorities say protesters attempted to block a squad car with the teen from exiting which led to Sgt. Robert Schwab to administer pepper spray into the crowd.