As the protests for George Floyd’s murder by white police turned to riots across all of America’s cities with businesses being looted and buildings burned, Donald Trump has sent in the National Guard to resist the protesters.
Trump’s action, which has angered many Americans, has seen more protesters push further as even the White House gets swarmed with Black Lives Matter protesters as the protests enter its 10th day.
Donald Trump has also been heavily criticized for tweeting “when looting starts, the shooting starts.”
Hollywood actor and reality TV personality, Keke Palmer was seen on video convincing the American soldiers that were part of the National Guard sent to protect businesses in Los Angeles to march with the protesters.
“You have a president that’s talking about the second amendment as a use for people to use firearms against the people that are protesting,” Keke Palmer said.
“You have to pay attention to what is going on. We have a president that’s trying to incite a race war,” the TV personality continued.
“This is when we need your help, and you all stand with the community, with society to stop the governmental oppression, period. March beside us. Let the revolution be televised, march beside us and show us that you’re here for us.”
One of the National guardsmen agreed with a nod, but explained that he and his men could not leave the area.
Other protesters then urged the National Guardsmen to take a knee with them.
While the National Guard soldiers said they would have joined the march but couldn’t because they were under command to protect the business area, they did take a knee with the protesters. Taking the knee, which is done by going down on one knee is a sign of protest against racism and injustice against blacks in America.
Watch the video of Keke Palmer giving a talk that moved the National Guard to join New York protesters below: