New York Knicks superstar forward Carmelo Anthony walked the talk Thursday afternoon in Baltimore.
Melo was back in his hometown, and joined a peaceful protest against police brutality.
Anthony once again stressed the need for non-violence as anger continues to boil over Freddie Gray’s death while in custody.
“This is my community. It’s not [only] my community, it’s everybody’s community. It’s America’s community,” Anthony said.
“I was one of them,” Anthony said while walking with protesters. “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.”
“I understand where everybody is coming from,” Anthony said. “Our community is fed up. They’re fed up right now. But there’s different ways that you can go about it and I’m here to kind of lead that to the right path. … This is one Baltimore. Now [is the] time to rebuild this city back up.”