As the protests over the death of George Floyd and continued police brutality carry on throughout the country and across the globe, the notorious hacker group Anonymous emerged over the weekend and are showing solidarity with the protesters in various ways.
One thing Anonymous did this weekend was disrupting the Chicago Police Department’s radio scanners, and with that, they ended up playing N.W.A.‘s “Fuck Tha Police.”
The hacker group released a video explaining to the Minneapolis Police Department they are intending to “expose your many crimes to the world.”
On top of that, they have been disrupting government websites and radio frequencies for local police departments. In Chicago, police scanners are being livestreamed and on Sunday, listeners heard the iconic N.W.A. song cut over police chatter.
Hijacked chicago police radio plays NWA’s “Fuck The Police” pic.twitter.com/I3NWWYZwem
— doomer zoomer (@doomerzoomeer) May 31, 2020
Tay Zonday’s track “Chocolate Rain” was also played over the Chicago police scanner.
The song’s meme status doesn’t reflect the original intentions as the lyrics tackle racism and go beyond its virality.
They’re playing Chocolate Rain because it’s a song about racism, not because it’s a meme song 🥴 pic.twitter.com/biA6QVoFqh
— rob🍾 (@filkmusic) June 1, 2020
I move away from the mic to demand justice.
— Tay Zonday (@TayZonday) June 1, 2020
The Minnesota Freedom Fund has already raised around $20 million for helping cover legal costs for low-income individuals arrested for low-level charges. If you are willing and able to donate, you may do so here.
If you would like to donate to the George Floyd Memorial Fund which is covering all funeral and burial costs, court costs, grief counseling, travel and lodging costs of Floyd’s family and for the care and education of George Floyd’s children, you may do so here.