Nas, Russell Simmons Join Millions March NYC Protest

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Russell Simmons leaves the Golden Globe After Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. 

On Saturday (Dec. 13), thousands of New Yorkers took to the streets to protest racial injustice -- most notably, the highly-publicized deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner at the hands of the police in Ferguson, Mo. and Staten Island, NY, respectively. Hip-hop luminaries Nas and Russell Simmons joined Millions March NYC.

 


The march started in Washington Square Park in Manhattan and headed north to 32nd street, before looping back on Broadway and ending all the way downtown at the court house. Later in the evening, protesters shut down the Brooklyn Bridge.

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This is not the first time that Nas and Simmons have showed their support for the demonstrations. Nas Instagrammed a photo of himself with a group of people wearing "I CAN'T BREATHE" shirts last week, and Simmons assisted in the effort to sneak similar shirts to the Brooklyn Nets basketball team before their high-profile game with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

 


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