American actress and singer, Keke Palmer led an exchange between protesters and National Guard soldiers in L. A. on Tuesday.
Palmer appeared to engage in a meaningful conversation with National Guard soldiers speaking out against President Donald Trump’s rhetoric and requesting that the armed officers march with the protesters.
In a clip posted by NBC News correspondent Gadi Schwartz on Tuesday afternoon, Palmer was first heard addressing a May 29 tweet posted by President Donald Trump in which he wrote “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.”
She said: “You have a president talking about the Second Amendment as a use for people to come out here and use firearms against the people protesting.
” This is the message that we’re seeing. You have to pay attention to what’s going on. We have a president that’s trying to incite a race war, and when the borders are closed.
“We can’t leave. You have people in here that need your help. This is when you and y’all can stand together with the community, with society, to stop the governmental oppression. Period. We need you.”
One of the solders replied, “I agree with you.”
She then requested, “March with us. March beside us. Get your people. March beside us. Let the revolution be televised.
“March beside us and show us that you’re here for us. Let’s just do it. We start marching and you march with us.”
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The crowd, many of whom surrounded the scene with phones up to record the action, started cheering, clapping and chanting, “March with us!”
However, another soldier explained that they were not allowed to leave their post due to orders to control that section, so he offered to march down the block through the next intersection.
“It will send a huge message,” Palmer replied. When he said he had to stay to protect the businesses as well, she said, “I’m at a loss.”
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