Lablemates Jidenna and Janelle Monae joined the #BlackLivesMatter movement and lead a march through the streets of Philly on Wednesday (August 12). Along with about 150 protesters the group came together chanting and speaking out against police brutality.

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Jidenna posted on this Twitter page that the movement was about Black joy. “He said, If you stand for nothing, you will fall for anything. Philly Jenerals: stand with us @ 2240 Broad St, 1pm for #SayAName #RallyForBlackJoy”

One of the protestors spoke to the media explaining just what he meant. Melanie McCoy said, “In the wake of police brutality and numerous other things we wanted to make sure that the world knew that black joy is still important and it’s relevant, just as important as black rage is, black joy is equally as important. We feel like we can use both.”

Check out footage of the rally below.

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Source NBC