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Vic Mensa Joins Chicago Protests Over Laquan Mcdonald Murder

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Vic Mensa performs at Pitchfork after-party at Virgin Hotels Chicago with a performance by Vic Mensa at The Virgin Hotel on July 17, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.

Vic Mensa took to the streets alongside a Chicago protesters yesterday (Nov. 24), after a graphic video of Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke shooting and killing teenager Laquan McDonald was released.

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He shared a picture of himself at the protests on Snapchat, captioning his image "We don't need 'em" -- an allusion to the chant, "Back up, back up/We want freedom, freedom/All these bodies in the ground/We don't need 'em, need 'em."

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Another protestor shared a video of Mensa pledging his support to the cause at the rally. "I just got hands put on me by the police," Mensa says in the short clip. "We want justice for Laquan, and justice for our people."