Rapper Meek Mill will be putting together a rally to promote the release of 21 Savage from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
It’s been almost two weeks since the news broke that Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage was arrested by ICE after it was found that 21 was originally born in the U.K. Since then, prominent figures in media like Cardi B, Migos, TI and more have spoken out against his detainment. Media mogul Jay Z has also taken the fight further by hiring attorneys and other legal officials to have 21 freed.
Now, rapper Meek Mill wants to bring fans, supporters, and celebs together to rally for the rapper. The hip hop star took to Twitter to announce the rally, which is set to take place in downtown Atlanta on Feb. 12. “#Free21Savage @MeekMill @21savage #SOHHNews,” the rapper wrote. He also posted the flyer on Instagram, using the hashtag, #Free21Savage.
In addition to the social justice actions from celebrities, civil rights organizations have also stepped in to help the 26-year-old emcee. In fact, several civil rights activist groups have kicked off a petition with more than 445,000 signatures demanding the release of rapper 21 Savage. The organizations, which include Color of Change, Black Lives Matter Global Network, and AUC Shut It Down, say that the rapper is still “unjustly detained by the Trump Administration’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement as they continue to target Black immigrants.” 21 Savage, whose real name is Sha Yea Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested Super Bowl Sunday for violating immigration law. ICE says Savage is unlawfully present in the U.S., Fox 5 Atlanta reports.
For those who would like to be a part of the movement, the peaceful rally will begin at 180 Ted Turner Dr. S.W. #522 Atlanta, Ga., from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. EST. For more information, check out the website sohh.com