Kendrick Lamar, Russell Westbrook, and DeMar DeRozan joined in protests in Compton, Sunday. From 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, the crowd marched from Gateway Towne Center in Los Angeles to Compton City Hall, for the “Compton Peace Walk.”
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Lamar, Westbrook, and DeRozan are all from the Los Angeles area.
Westbrook spoke to the crowd during the protest. “Continue to stick together,” he said. “Continue to fight for one another. Continue to lift each other up. … Continue to protect your own, protect your team, protect your family. In times like this, we need to stick together. Put a fist up.”
“Let’s get a moment of silence. For our lost ones. For their families. For their struggles,” Westbrook added with his fist in the air.
“It’s impossible for you to understand what happens today if you don’t understand the past. Let’s continue to fight,” Westbrook added on an Instagram post.
Compton Mayor Aja Brown promoted the protest on Facebook: “Our kids are watching us and they deserve to live in a better world, a better city that ensures their peace and protection, full liberty and justice for all,” she said.
Check out photos of Lamar, Westbrook, and DeRozan from the “Compton Peace Walk” below.