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Watch One Brave MJ Impersonator in Baltimore Perform the Perfect Dance of Protest

As protests and violence escalated Monday in Baltimore following Freddie Gray’s death in police custody, one demonstrator found levity in a surprising place: Michael Jackson. Throughout the evening, the protestor delivered some impeccably choreographed moves to songs including the King of Pop’s “Beat It” amid the chaos of the Baltimore streets. He came prepared with his own music and a pair of high-water pants. It’s hard to imagine a better display of the human spirit than dancing to MJ in front of a line of police armed with tear gas.