There’s a Rally for Meek Mill in Philly Tonight

Organizers say the criminal justice system has failed the rapper and "millions of others like him."

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Rapper Meek Mill arrives at the criminal justice center in Philadelphia, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

It’s been a few days since Meek Mill became inmate ND8400 at state prison in Camp Hill.

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On Monday night, Philly will hold a rally in solidarity with the rapper, whose two- to four-year prison sentence for violating probation has been a much-talked-about piece of news since it was issued a week ago.

Mill’s punishment has sparked outrage, petitions and debates over race, criminal justice and prison reform — which many have weighed in on, including our own Victor Fiorillo.

At the rally in Philly on Monday, organizers will “address the inequities of the criminal justice system for people of color, from arrest to sentencing.”

To all my peeps in Philly meet me at this rally tomorrow 5 pm eastern time #StillNotFree

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Speakers include Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins, Pa. state Rep. Jordan Harris, deputy director of the ACLU’s Smart Justice Campaign Bill Cobb, Philadelphia Chief Public Defender Keir Bradford-Gray, North Philly hip-hop artist Freeway, singer/actress Justine Sky, and convicted murderer (now a New York Times-best-selling-author) Shaka Senghor.

The rally is slated to run between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. outside the Criminal Justice Center, located at 1301 Filbert Street in Center City.

For more information, visit the Facebook page for the event.