A member of the DC National Guard was caught on camera while he silently joined the protesters, chanting “I’m black and I’m proud” last week, it was revealed in a recently surfaced video on social media.
The soldier who was moving his lips along with the crowd’s chanting during the George Floyd protests in the nation’s capital was later identified as Khaled Abdelghany.
— Heedy (@heedygreedy) June 4, 2020
The video was shared both on Twitter and Instagram, receiving hundreds of thousands of likes and other reactions from internet users, most of them praising the DC National Guard member.
Some comments, on the other hand, warned that the video should be taken down, or it could cause the soldier to lose his rank or be “dishonorably discharged.”
However, Abdelghany quoted the viral post in a tweet, saying “I will always say it. I am a black man first before anything!”
— Khaled Abdelghany (@Khaled_Da_Juice) June 5, 2020