Last night (July 8) T.I. took to the streets with fellow Atlanta residents to protest the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile at the hands of police. Below you can see what T.I. describes as a “standoff” on the highway between police and civilians.
The crowd T.I. was with gathered at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights and headed to the CNN Center before moving on to Williams Street near the Connector, where police met the crowd to form a blockade and keep them from entering the highway, reports WSB-TV. The standoff took place right around the corner from T.I.’s local restaurant Scales 925.
“If you enter the highway, you endanger your own life, the lives of innocent motorists & the lives of our officers,” Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed tweeted Friday night. “We are better than that.”
Social media was flooded of images from Atlanta showing people taking to the streets and filling up highways as they demonstrated against police brutality. See more footage and photos of T.I.’s involvement below.
Standoff on da highway
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