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Instagram’s 9-Year-Old ‘The Skater Kid’ Dances In Roller Skates At The Black Lives Matter Plaza [Video]



  • As many people show their support to the Black Lives Matter movement, Instagram’s “The Skate Kid” showed hers in the way she does best and gracefully — rollerblades skating.
  • With the help of her parents who recorded her performance, they went to the Black Lives Matter plaza and danced to the song “Rise Up” by Andra Day.
  • The performance was so moving it touched the hearts of the people online!

Many people have started showing their support to the Black Lives Matter movement in their own unique ways.

For one, “The Skate Kid” on Instagram, 9-year-old Kaitlyn Saunders, showed a flawless roller skate routine at the Washington, D.C.’s Black Lives Matter Plaza.

“A week ago, the D.C.’s Mayor Bowser @mayor_bowser had the words Black Lives Matter painted on 16th street in front of the White House,” she captioned her video on Instagram. “She said her hope is that we can all speak up and protect each other. I wanted to share my hope for the future.”

She wears a white and yellow outfit which is related to the color of the paint  “Black Lives Matter” on the plaza as she gracefully dances to the rhythm of the song “Rise Up” by Andra Day.

To catch the plaza still empty and record the video, she had to go there at 5:30 a.m. with her parents. 

“It was just amazing that I could skate at a place that’s historic, where thousands of people protested and tried to change the world,” Kaitlyn told NBC Washington.

Photo Credit: @the.skate.kid (Instagram)

On June 5, Mayor Muriel Bowser of the District of Columbia ordered the words  “Black Lives Matter” lettering painted which stretches to cover two blocks  of 16th Street NW leading to the White House.

Katrice Saunders, Kaitlyn ’s mom, said her daughter’s performance moved her and so were the people online. 

Photo Credit: @the.skate.kid (Instagram)

“I’m so proud she was able to express herself in this way,” she told NBC Washington. “It’s wonderful to see all the hearts touched and support on social media.”

Source: TODAY