Whose streets, our streets, it'll never be deleted
No matter how many cops that you send to try and beat it
A reference both to street-based activism for justice in general and the Occupy Wall Street movement in particular (which Lupe has always vocally supported ), which has spread around the nation and globe. Police have been brutalizing and arresting protestors as part of a coordinated effore to break the movement.
“Beat it” can have two meanings here:
1. The authorities are trying to defeat the movement
2. There are also documented examples of police brutality in their attempts to subdue protestors.
“Whose streets? Our streets!” is a frequently used chant amongst occupy-ers, and countless social justice movements that came before.
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