Monday night hundreds of people took the Philly streets to protest the incarceration of rapper Meek Mill.
— Alex Holley (@AlexHolleyFOX29) November 13, 2017
The rally which began at 5 p.m. ET was in front of Philly’s Criminal Justice Center. There fans, celebrities, and activists came together to call for the rapper’s sentence to be overturned.
Celebrities like Rick Ross, Freeway, NBA legend Julius Erving, as well as Philadelphia Eagles’ Malcolm Jenkins and Vinny Curry came out to participate in the protest.
Ross told the crowd,
“I’m here for one reason: I’m here to support my brother Meek Mill. […] This type of wrongful incarceration has unfortunately become the calling card in urban cities around the U.S.”
“It wasn’t simply a miscarriage of justice, it was an abortion of justice.”