As protests rage on across the US over the custodial death of African-American George Floyd in Minneapolis, a video of thousands of protesters singing ‘Lean On Me’ by American singer-songwriter Bill Withers outside the White House while raising lighted cellphones has gone viral on social media.
The video was shared by The Washington Post reporter Hannah Natanson along with a caption that read, “Surreal, beautiful, peaceful scene outside the White House as a man sings ‘Lean On Me’ and thousands and thousands of protesters raise lighted cellphones and join their voices with his.”
Watch the video here:
Surreal, beautiful, peaceful scene outside the White House as a man sings “Lean On Me” and thousands and thousands of protesters raise lighted cellphones and join their voices with his. pic.twitter.com/iAr0WWYc3u
— Hannah Natanson (@hannah_natanson) June 4, 2020
Protests in the US erupted after Floyd died while being restrained by the police, with Minneapolis policeman David Chauvin pinning him to the ground by kneeling on his neck for several minutes.
Since being shared online, the video has prompted several reactions, with many feeling emotional after watching the clip.
That was powerful. Beautiful!
— GEORGE FLOYD RIP (@🏡) (@dolfin513) June 4, 2020
Love is stronger than hate.
— Milree Keeling (@MilreeK) June 4, 2020
i would love to see this peaceful and powerful protest! Lets all be proud Americans and set example for others. Stop violence, looting, burning!
— richard mathieson (@richard67701779) June 4, 2020
That’s my country.
— Nathan C. White (@nathancwhite) June 4, 2020
The music. That’s what’s been missing. That’s what we had in the sixties that kept us marching on.
— Josey 🗽 (@JoseyRider) June 4, 2020
— Calamitus Rex (@HieronimoMad) June 4, 2020
Please post more of this. This is so beautiful! Stay safe!
— Please Make It Stop – Vote Nov 3, 2020 (@BA2020Voter) June 4, 2020
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