WATCH: Keke Palmer Pleads With National Guardsmen to March With Protestors
Keke Palmer joined protesters this week in Hollywood and urged the National Guard to “stand with the community” and march with them.
In a video posted by NBC News correspondent Gadi Schwartz, the star delivered an impassioned plea.
“The borders are closed. We can’t leave. We have people here that need your help,” she said. “This is when y’all stand together with the community, with society, to stop the governmental oppression. Period. We need you, so march with us.”
She continued, “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. Make history with us please!”
After one guardsman extended his hand, Keke is heard saying, “No, no, no — let’s just do it. We start marching, and you march with us. Please.”
When he explained that they couldn’t leave their post, the guardsmen agreed to take a knee.
Still, Keke is heard saying the gesture is “not enough.”
Good for her for showing up and telling the truth! We love you, Keke.