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John Legend, Chrissy Teigen Send Food Trucks to New York Protesters

Demonstrators protest in New York against a Staten Island, N.Y., grand jury’s decision not to indict Daniel Pantaleo, a New York police officer involved in Eric Garner’s choke hold death in July. (Photo by Yana Paskova)

Singer-songwriter John Legend and his wife, model Chrissy Teigen, on Sunday lent their support to demonstrators in New York protesting the Eric Garner and Ferguson grand jury decisions by sending out a fleet of food trucks to serve free food to them.

Neither Legend, 35, nor Teigen, 29, appeared at the rally nor took direct credit, but Teigen retweeted this message to her followers: “Thank you @johnlegend @chrissyteigen 3-6pm. FREE food trucks by Trader Joe’s Union Sq. @ophelporhush #FergusontoNYC #NYC2Ferguson.”

The Bipartisan Report tweeted a message to its followers that read: “#johnlegend pays for a food truck in Lincoln sq to feed #EricGarner supporters before the #NYC protest.”

Legend addressed the Ferguson situation in the song “Glory,” which he co-wrote with Common for the upcoming drama film “Selma,” which is based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery marches in Alabama led by the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The lyrics include the line: “That’s why Rosa sat on the bus. That’s why we walk through Ferguson with our hands up.”

On Thursday, Legend tweeted: “50 years since Selma. Still marching.”

Last week, a grand jury did not to indict New York police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the July death of Garner, who was put in an apparent choke hold by the cop while selling loose cigarettes on the street. The 43-year-old Garner, who was overweight and asthmatic, died from a heart attack.

Last month, a grand jury in Ferguson, Mo., declined to indict white police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old African-American Michael Brown in August.

“Selma” is set to hit theaters in January. Legend is currently on tour in New Zealand and Australia, but returns to the U.S. for a New Year’s Eve concert at Winstar World Casino in Thackerville, Okla.

Source: The Touch Radio

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