Protesters planned to stage a “die-in” at an Iggy Azalea concert at USC on Thursday night in protest of the recent deaths of African-Americans at the hands of police officers.
Quite a few protests took place around the country, to protest the grand jury’s decision not to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo for fatally choking Eric Garner in Staten Island, New York in July. Many Protests like the ones that followed the case for Mike Brown, which shut down highways, bridges, and shopping malls. Last night, a group of protesters made their voices heard at an Iggy Azalea concert. They say that the protest was about the non-indictment of Officer Daniel Pantaleo.
According to KTLA, protesters planned to do a massive die-in at Bovard Auditorium on USC’s campus on Thursday night, where the concert was taking place. About 200 people reportedly signed up to take part. The Facebook invitation reads like this:
“Are you frustrated with the biased and inaccurate portrayal of people of color in the media? Are you tired of feeling like the plight of our people is not taken seriously? Are you angry that police are constantly getting away with murder and profiting off the loss of black lives? There may be cameras on them but that has not stopped them from innocently walking away from their crimes. The cameras should be on US so WE can have our voices heard. Iggy Azalea will performing in Bovard at 8pm. Like her or not, she has garnered attention and fame for appropriating Black culture. This is our opportunity to take her platform and help bring attention to much more important issues.”
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