About 300 people showed up for the rally and march against police violence in the Mission on Sunday which was organized by several groups and headlined by singer Janelle Monáe, Jidenna, and the Wondaland Arts Society. The event followed on a similar gathering in Los Angeles on Friday and featured Monáe's new protest track, "Hell You Talmbout," which includes a chant of the names of people killed and allegedly killed by police brutality, including Sandra Bland, Michael Brown, Emmett Till, and Miriam Carey.
Here's some video of Jidenna speaking at the rally.
As Mission Local reports, the event was peaceful, and took protesters on a march from 24th and Mission down Mission Street, up 22nd to Valencia, and finished outside Mission Police Station.
Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi spoke at the rally, among others, speaking in support of body cameras on officers, and said, "I believe that us and law enforcement have an obligation, a responsibility, to achieve many of the ideals and realities that I think people are talking about here."
Monáe and Wondaland's current tour is sponsored by Toyota and is comprised of all free, secret shows, one of which they did last night at The Independent.
Monae and the band performed "Hell You Talmbout" live for The Today Show last week, only to be cut off as she began speaking about police brutality.
Here's some video from last night in SF.
And in case you missed it, here's the full track, which was released 10 days ago.