Ratti’s video is one of several social media posts going viral featuring protesters dancing and singing in the streets amid nationwide protests against police violence. The protests began in response to the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, two Black people killed by police. The peaceful protests began about a week ago, but have since been marred by looting, vandalism, and more police brutality. But throughout all the chaos, some protesters are finding their happy places.
In Oakland, an ABC News helicopter captured more than 100 protesters doing the electric slide. Sulaiman Hyatt, 39, had brought a speaker on his light blue cargo bike originally to amplify protest chants. But after hours of the sit-in, protesters asked Hyatt to play music.
He said the sit-in protesters were dancing to Maze featuring Frankie Beverly’s 1981 hit, “Before I Let Go.” “Folks weren’t dancing for the sake of dancing.”
In Nebraska, protesters did a different line dance. Police officers joined in.
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