Nationally known activist Deray McKesson was arrested in Baton Rouge last night during a peaceful protest. The arrest took place while he was live on Periscope. Those viewing immediately took to social media to express their concerns and #FreeDeray rose to the number trend quickly. Earlier today, McKesson was released from custody, and Black Twitter turned his release into another worthy hashtag with #DerayHasBeenReleasedParty.
#FreeDeray: Activist Deray McKesson and 30+ Arrested in Baton Rouge During Protest
The past week has been rough. There have been multiple shootings involving officers with video evidence that explicitly show that the officers have been in the wrong. It’s been hard to have any type of joy, but #CarefreeBlackKids2k16 reminded us of the people we are fighting for. Now #DerayHasBeenReleasedParty is reminding of the magical, yet real beings we are. Check it out below:
YOU BETTA WALK! lol
— Nicholas Locke (@MrNickLocke) July 11, 2016
Now y’all know y’all petty for mentioning pies…
— GirlTyler (@sheistyler) July 10, 2016
— DeMarko Gage 🙂 (@DeMarko_Gage) July 10, 2016
Y’all better praise him!
— ShakariSBriggs (@ShakariSBriggs) July 10, 2016
You big mad or lil mad?
— Jocelyn Dee (@jocelyn528) July 10, 2016
THIS IS FOOLISH! WE-AK!
— Truthiest (@tmtweetz) July 10, 2016
One of the best reads from Mrs. Gabrielle
— ⚡️DJ Styles⚡️ (@somanystyles) July 10, 2016
And you better know it…
— Tracy? (@oyoTracy) July 11, 2016
Someone: "How long do you think the racists be mad for?"
— riel (@collectcalIs) July 11, 2016
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) July 10, 2016
Thank you for the laugh! To see more tweets from the hashtag, click here #DerayHasBeenReleasedParty.