(AllHipHop News) A group of activists are gathering to protest the arrest of a man who was shot and wounded during an altercation which took the life of rap star, Nipsey Hussle.
Kerry Lathan, 56, was paralyzed, after he was shot in the back by a man named Eric Holder, who also killed Nipsey Hussle on March 31 in Los Angeles.
Lathan, who had just been released from prison after serving over two decades for murder, was reportedly meeting up with Nipsey to get some free clothing from his Marathon Clothing store.
Shortly after the shooting, Lathan was sent back to prison for violating the terms of his probation, for associating with a known gang member, Nipsey Hussle.
Najee Ali, director of Project Islamic Hope, is hosting a rally today (April 13) to put some pressure on California Governor Gavin Newsom, in a bid to get Lathan released.
“Secretary Ralph Diaz and California Governor Gavin Newsom should order the immediate release of Kerry Lathan," Najee Ali said. "His arrest sends a horrible message to parolees trying to integrate into society and for CDRC officials to label Hussle who was a Grammy-nominated artist entrepreneur, gentrification fighter and philanthropist as a known gang member is a slap in the face to his family and our grieving community.”
The protest is going down at 11:00 AM at the Louisiana Fried Chicken Parking lot on West Slauson Ave.