Janelle Monáe and Jidenna Lead March Down Broad Street

Before kicking off their national tour at Union Transfer later that night.

Yesterday afternoon, music stars Janelle Monáe and Jidenna hit the streets of North Philly around Temple to lead a march to bring awareness to police brutality and the #BlackLivesMatter movement. According to NBC 10, there were around 150 protesters who “gathered near Broad and Susquehanna and marched towards the Uptown Theater on North Broad Street.”

They carried signs saying things like “Black Girl Magic,” “Black Joy” and “Black Lives Matter,” and stopped for a rousing speech that was partially caught in this tweet from the Philly Student Union:

The march preceded Monáe and her Wondaland Records’ secret national tour kickoff performance later that night at Union Transfer. The show featured several acts from the Wondaland label, including Monáe and Jidenna, St. Beauty, Roman GianArthur and Deep Cotton. The tour is in support of their upcoming collaboration album Wondaland Presents: The Eephus, which is expected to drop August 14th.

More photos of the march and concert via Twitter: