Rally Protesting Meek Mill’s Prison Sentence To Be Held Today In Philadelphia
Meek Mill supporters are looking to have his prison sentence overturned.
Last week, Meek Mill was sentenced to 2-4 years in prison for violating his probation on multiple occasions. Since then, many have come forward to support the “All Eyes On You” rapper, and criticize the harsh sentencing that he was given.
Today at 5:00 p.m., a huge rally will be held outside Philadelphia’s Criminal Justice Center at 1301 Filbert Street, in an effort to have his sentence reduced. The rally was organized after someone started a petition asking Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf to reevaluate Meek’s prison sentence.
The petition reads as following, “In regards to the harsh, undeserving sentencing of Robert Rihmeek Williams (Meek Mill), I felt the need to create a petition to reevaluate the charges, his impact in the community and the subsequent sentencing. More than just a celebrity or rapper, Meek Mill has been a powerful voice in the community for our youth.”
“He has made positive contributions to many communities and programs, dedicating time and money to the cultivation of our youth and neighborhoods; even through his own adversities. He has continued to be dedicated and shown an immaculate work ethic, even at times when the system tried to prevent him from being able to tour, which is how he makes a living.”
Over 350,000 people have already signed the petition.
View the flyer below.