Keke Palmer Urges US Guards to ‘March with Us’ During Protest

Keke Palmer made a passionate plea to members of the United States National Guards during a demonstration in Hollywood on Tuesday.

The show host urged the officers to “be the change” and march with people protesting systemic racism and police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

The video has stirred heartwarming reactions nationwide, and in it, we can see the actress delivering an emotional speech to a group of armed guardsman.

Referring to President Trump’s threat to use the guards against Americans, Palmer tells the soldiers, “You have to pay attention to what’s going on or else we have a president that’s trying to incite a race war.”

She continues, “The borders are closed. We can’t leave. We have people here that need your help. This is when y’all stand together with the community, with society, to stop the governmental oppression. Period. We need you, so march with us.”

“March with us. March beside us. Get your people. March beside us. Let the revolution be televised. March beside us and show us that you’re here for us. Let’s just do it. We start marching and you march with us,” she says. “Make history with us please!”

However, one officer tells Palmer that he cannot leave his post due to orders, but offers to march with the crowd to the next intersection.

“March with us, it will send a huge message,” Keke asks. “You’re the protector. … If you’re supposed to be patrolling us, then walk with us.”

When the officer explains that he needs to remain in the area as “patrol” for businesses, Palmer replies, “I’m at a loss.”

But then, the video ends with the officer agreeing to take a knee at the urging of another protester, though Palmer can be heard commenting off-camera that the act is “not enough.”

“I absolutely support your guys’ right to protest. I absolutely support that, but we need to stay here because this is where all of our supplies are,” one officer explains in a following video.

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