Rapper Mysonne was arrested in an immigration protest in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday (February 27).
Mysonne, along with other activists including Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, were protesting for a clean DREAM Act, a permanent solution for Temporary Protected Status Enforced Departure holders, as well as opposing President Trump’s attempts to repeal the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program.
Mysonne was filmed while escorted away in handcuffs when someone asked why he was being arrested, he said:
“Because I stand for something,”
“Because black immigration is our problem.”
Mysonne later posted on Instagram to reveal he had been released from custody, but emphasized there is still more work to do.
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Thanks for All your prayers and love we are free from jail but not From injustice.. "Bury Me in the Ocean with my ancestors who jumped from the ships because they knew death was better than bondage # #KillmongerSpirit. #IworkforthePeople #cleandreamact #GangstaButWokeAsFuck