Carmelo Anthony Marches With Baltimore Protestors


New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony grew up in Baltimore. The recent civil unrest sparked from the death of Freddie Gray, an African-American man who died while in police custody, inspired Carmelo to return to his roots and march with protesters.

“This is my community. It’s not only my community, it’s everybody’s community. It’s America’s community,” Anthony said in an interview with CNN.

“I was one of them,” Anthony said while walking with protesters. “I’m here for a different cause. I’m here to talk to the youth about kind of calming things down here in the city. We shouldn’t tear our city down; we’ve got to rebuild our city. We’re going to get the justice that we want. It’s going to take some time.

“My message to everybody is calm down, let’s just be patient. I know that’s easier said than done right now, to be patient. But we have to be patient in order for us to get what we want.”

Friday morning, Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby filed charges against six police officers in connection with the April 19 death of Gray.