Macklemore Joins Ferguson Protesters in Seattle, Says ‘It’s About Mike Brown, Not About Me’ [VIDEO]
Across the nation, thousands of people went to the streets Monday night (Nov. 24) to protest the grand jury's decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. In Seattle, rapper Macklemore was spotted among the protesters during a late-night rally near Interstate 5.
According to King5, the 'Same Love' rapper was marching peacefully with the protesters with his hands in the air and chanting, "Hands up! Don't shoot!" Macklemore, who was wearing a hoodie, tried to blend in with the crowd but was spotted by the cameras.
In the video, Macklemore seemed a little bothered by the cameraman constantly following him. When asked why he was out in the streets protesting, he replied, "It's about Mike Brown. It's not about me."
Over 200 demonstrators marched through the city, joining thousands across the nation in protest of th grand jury's decision in the Michael Brown shooting case.
According to Seattle police, after the peaceful protest, some officers were hit with canned foods, rocks and even a knife. No injuries were reported, however, five people were arrested, including one who was armed with a gun.
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray declared that his administration is "committed to the goals of racial and social justice" but also admitted that his city is "far from perfect."
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