She continued, “March with us. March next to us. Your people. March next to us. Let the revolution be broadcast. March next to us and show us that you are here for us. Let’s just do it. Let’s start marching, and you march with us. Please , make history with us. “
A guard member offered to walk with the group across the intersection, but said they should stay in their place.
“Marry with us, they’ll send you a huge message,” Palmer said, “You’re a protector. If you should patrol us, then come with us.”
Another protester is heard begging the guards to kneel, and they do so.
“At 26, I watch and witness a physical revolt, and it’s a revolt on a scale that I wasn’t sure I’d ever see. Those who may not look close enough, all they’ll see is a robbery or people who aren’t really interested in the movement, or anarchy without movement. But what I see is a society that reacts to the oppressor about how the oppressor reacted to us, “Palmer said.
“Racism is what the country is built on: slavery, systematic oppression, then voter oppression, women oppression, a bad education system, so you are deliberately uninformed, financial oppression,” she continued. “Human beings can only take that much. Americans need government reform that requires laws and new laws that give birth to a future for our children. We deserve a new system because the old one was created to oppress us.”
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