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Kelly Slater

Surfing With "Hands Up"

... In Mike Brown Tribute

8/19/2014 6:33 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF



0819_kelly_slater_instagramSurf legend Kelly Slater is choosing sides on the situation in Ferguson, MO -- riding a massive wave with his "hands up" as a tribute to Mike Brown -- the man who was shot to death on August 9. 

Slater posted the pic on Instagram -- adding the caption, "One for #MikeBrown,  #DontShoot #Ferguson #HandsUp."

The "Hands Up" gesture has become a sign of solidarity among those who believe the 18-year-old was attempting to surrender to police with his hands up when he was shot multiple times and killed by an officer. 

In fact, several members of the Washington Redskins took the field with the "Hands Up" gesture during "Monday Night Football" this week. 

And Nelly -- along with Chris Brown, Trey Songz and Bow Wow -- all put their hands up at a recent charity flag football game in L.A. 

Meanwhile, back in Ferguson -- a grand jury will meet on Wednesday to begin hearing evidence in the case. 

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17 COMMENTS

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1.

rrg    

Hands up..... Stop the killing.

67 days ago
2.

True Justice    

Looks like I'm done with Slater if he's buying into the Brown/victim BS... Simple, attack the popo after a robery while high, get a consequence... Sad ending to a young life, but reality... Not a victim... Wake up people... The others need to stop the uncalled for racism...

67 days ago
3.

Duude    

If he really wanted to honor Brown, he'd have to rob a liquor store.

67 days ago
4.

FREEDOM    

KEEP YOUR HANDS UP WASHINGTON UNTIL YOU CHANGE YOUR RACIST NAME.......

67 days ago
5.

FREEDOM    

HANDS THAT STOLE ARE WHAT BROUGHT THIS TO A CIVIL UNREST.....

67 days ago
6.

FREEDOM    

ITS AN OFFICERS DUTY TO PROTECT AND SERVE....

67 days ago
7.

FREEDOM    

THESE RIOTERS ARE OUT OF CONTROL. THEY CAN'T BE CIVIL... ITS RIDICULOUS !!!!!!

67 days ago
8.

FREEDOM    

BROWNS FRIEND SAID BROWN WAS SHOT IN THE BACK... AUTOPSY JUST DICREDITED HIS STORY.....

67 days ago
9.

FREEDOM    

ANY OTHER PRESIDENT WOULD HAVE HAD THESE H.E.L.L. RAISERS LOCKED UP. OBAMA WON'T TAKE SIDES. TO RISKY FOR HIS IMAGE......

67 days ago
10.

iBetty    

Cool Dude!

67 days ago
11.

FREEDOM    

THIS HANDS UP HAS TO STOP AND PEOPLE LIKE KELLY SLATER ARE JUST ADDING TO THE PROBLEM.....

67 days ago
12.

john    

Know what Michael Brown and Michael Jackson have in common. They are both dead and the world is better off without them.

66 days ago
13.

FREEDOM    

VIOLENCE DOES NOT ADVANCE A CAUSE.....

66 days ago
14.

FREEDOM    

SEEK JUSTICE WITH DIGNITY. IF YOUR RIOITING YOU ARE A CRIMNAL AND SHOULD BE TREATED AS ONE.....

66 days ago
15.

FREEDOM    

IS THERE PURPOSE TO FEEL THERE A PART OF SOME MARCH. ITS A RIOT.

66 days ago

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