#FreddieGray supporter in Baltimore performs Michael Jackson hit to tell police 'Just Beat It'
— Shomari Stone (@shomaristone) April 28, 2015
A video posted on social media accounts shows the man dancing to Michael Jackson's hit, with the lyrics: "Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it… No one wants to be defeated..."
On April 12, Gray was apprehended by Baltimore Police after fleeing on foot from a group of officers. He suffered a severe injury to his spinal cord while in BPD custody and died a week later. His death sparked large-scale protests in the area.