Kanye West is advocating support by joining protesters from his hometown marching in the wake of George Floyd’s murder
The rapper was photographed joining demonstrators in Chicago on Thursday.
Dressed in a black face mask and dark grey hoodie, West, 42, also had on tan pants and what appeared to be Yeezy Season 2 sole boots.
In a video that surfaced online, West stands as a fellow marcher yells: “We need everybody to stand where they are because we are going to march.”
West’s marching comes following the continued, nationwide protests against police brutality and systemic racism after Floyd, an unarmed black man, died after a white police officer pinned him to the ground with a knee on his neck as Floyd said repeatedly he couldn’t breathe and pleaded for the officer to stop.
The officer in question, Derek Chauvin, was previously charged with third-degree murder and third-degree manslaughter charges but this was upgraded to second-degree murder on Wednesday.
Formal criminal charges have also been filed in Minnesota against the three other policemen — Thomas Lane, 37, Tou Thao, 34, and J. Alexander Kueng, 26 — who were present at the time of George Floyd’s May 25 death, according to a warrant reviewed by PEOPLE. They have been charged with aiding and abetting unintentional second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter.