Jun 2, 2020

Keke Palmer Asks National Guard Soldiers to March With Protestors

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Actress, singer, and TV personality Keke Palmer addressed national guard soldiers at a protest on the streets of Los Angeles, saying “March with us.” Read her emotional speech transcript here.

 

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Keke Palmer: (00:00)
…saying once the looting starts, the shooting starts.

National Guard Soldier: (00:03)
Yeah, I would agree with that.

Keke Palmer: (00:03)
You have a president talking about the second amendment as a use for people to come out here and use firearms against the people that are protesting. This is what messages that we’re seeing. I don’t know if you’re on social media, because the news don’t tell you everything. But you have to pay attention to what’s going on, or else… We have a president that’s trying to incite a race war. The borders are closed. We can’t leave. You have people in here that need your help. This is when you and y’all… Y’all stand together with the community, with society, to stop the governmental oppression. Period.

National Guard Soldier: (00:33)
I agree with you.

Keke Palmer: (00:33)
We need you.

National Guard Soldier: (00:34)
I agree with you.

Keke Palmer: (00:35)
March with us. March beside us. You get your people. Y’all march beside us. March beside us. March beside us. Let the revolution be televised. March beside us and show us that you’re here for us. Make history with us, please. Let’s just do it. March with us. We’ll start marching, and you march with us. Please.

National Guard Soldier: (01:03)
I can’t [crosstalk 00:01:04].

Keke Palmer: (01:04)
Do it. Just come on. [crosstalk 00:01:04]. Be the change. [crosstalk 00:01:04]. Do it. Do it, please. Do it, please. We’ve got [crosstalk 00:01:05] people. March with us.

Protestors: (01:05)
March with us. March with us. March with us.

National Guard Soldier: (01:05)
Because I can’t leave this post. I will march through this street with you guys, to that next intersection.

Keke Palmer: (01:09)
I don’t know.

National Guard Soldier: (01:09)
I will march from this intersection to that intersection, but I have to control this area.

Keke Palmer: (01:15)
Control.

Protestors: (01:15)
What are you controlling?

Keke Palmer: (01:17)
What is there to control, man? March with us. It would send a huge message. We just march. Just march with us. March the whole round with us. March it. You and your men, y’all protect us. Protect us. Y’all march with us. March around like we just did. Do that march with us. Y’all stand beside us.

National Guard Soldier: (01:29)
We have to hold this intersection down.

Protestors: (01:29)
March with us.

Keke Palmer: (01:30)
No, you don’t, because you’re the protector. So, you can’t control yourself. It’s you that’s supposed to be controlling us, then walk with us.

National Guard Soldier: (01:36)
I’m also protecting some of these businesses. Come on now.

Keke Palmer: (01:38)
Okay. Okay. I’m at a loss man.

Protestors: (01:42)
Well, can you do me a favor? Can you do me a favor?

Keke Palmer: (01:42)
I’m at a loss, because that’s not enough.

Protestors: (01:43)
Can you take a kneel?

National Guard Soldier: (01:43)
Absolutely, yes.

Protestors: (01:44)
Can you take a kneel?

Keke Palmer: (01:45)
I don’t know, that ain’t enough for me.

Protestors: (01:46)
Let me see you take a kneel.

Protestors: (02:08)
Let’s all take a kneel.

Keke Palmer: (02:08)
That ain’t enough for me. [crosstalk 00:02:08]

Protestors: (02:08)
Thank you. Let me see you take a kneel. Let me see you take a kneel. [crosstalk 00:02:08]. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Protestors: (02:08)
Let’s all take a kneel together.

Protestors: (02:09)
Thank you.

Protestors: (02:09)
Let’s all take a knee together. [crosstalk 00:02:09].

Protestors: (02:09)
Kneel. Kneel.

Protestors: (02:09)
We need to all do it together. Come on. Everybody, let’s all do it together. [crosstalk 00:02:09] take a kneel. Let’s all do it together. [crosstalk 00:02:09] All y’all in the back, take a knee. Take a knee.

Keke Palmer: (02:18)
Walk with us.

Keke Palmer: (02:19)
March with us. March with us.