Baltimore native Carmelo Anthony joins protesters (PHOTOS)

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Carmelo Anthony’s hometown of Baltimore has always been extremely important to him. His “WB” tattoo stands for “West Baltimore.” On Tuesday, not long after protests broke out after the funeral for Freddie Gray, who died in police custody, Anthony posted a heartfelt message about the protests, urging participants to be peaceful.

Now, Anthony is on the streets of Baltimore marching alongside the demonstrators. Former NFL player Aaron Maybin posted a few photos of Anthony on the scene:

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A photo posted by aaron maybin (@aaronmaybin) on Apr 30, 2015 at 2:07pm PDT

A photo posted by aaron maybin (@aaronmaybin) on Apr 30, 2015 at 2:55pm PDT

Anthony isn’t the first NBA player to speak out against police brutality this season. Derrick Rose, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and others wore “I Can’t Breathe” shirts earlier this season after the non-indictment of a New York City officer in the choking death of Eric Garner in December.