Throughout history, music has always had the power to unite communities and start revolutions in a peaceful way.
Well today, it might as well be a track by Kendrick Lamar.
Just last Sunday, the #BlackLivesMatter Conference took place at Cleveland State University. Things, however, got disruptive when police detained a 14-year-old teenager for allegedly being intoxicated on the bus, Mic reports. The protesters objected to the way the use of pepper spray on the teen and demanded him to be released. The police used a pepper spray on the crowd.
After pepper spray was used on them, the crowd joined hands and starts chanting Kendrick Lamar's "Alright."
"We gon' be alright, we gon' be alright," they sang.
"In unity and solidarity everyone was demanding that [the teen] be released, and we stayed and protested until they released him!" Blake Piffin, a YouTube user who uploaded the video, explains on YouTube.
There's no denial that Kendrick's track is extremely powerful...
The official video to the song was released exactly one month ago, and it already has 12.5 million views.
"Well, you know, it's all a dream world. So, [Kendrick Lamar is] really saying, "Everything is still gonna be alright," video's director, Colin Tilley, told MTV. "It basically shows the state of everything that's going on in the world right now. It's also showing how one man can basically spread positivity through all of the madness that's going on and how everything is gonna be alright."
Watch the entire video below.