Protests don't always come in the form of violence. For a Baltimore man named Dimitri Reeves the answer to police tension lies in peace and Michael Jackson.
While fires burned on last night, the musician and dancer stepped out on the streets as a reminder that Jackson always preached love over hate.
Reeves, who's been spotted moonwalking across several Baltimore intersections, is known throughout the city as a King of Pop impersonator.
Reeves' website explains,
In this age of begging for and buying fans/followers to get "numbers," Dimitri gets them the old fashioned way. He earns them.
And earn them he has, bringing a little art to a city currently in dire need of beauty.
Reeves hopped off a truck to dance in the middle of Baltimore's protests.
He stopped at intersections to bust a move.
Michael Jackson question. Many ask where MJ music was coming from during protest. Answer. VIDEO #BaltimoreRiots pic.twitter.com/0z5yZGfXbN — Shomari Stone (@shomaristone) April 28, 2015
Nothing can stop his moonwalk.
Look at @Dimitri_Reeves in Baltimore going at it #Baltimore #MichaelJackson #PeacefulProtest pic.twitter.com/A6w2DrjjoD — ❄️. (@dopexolatina) April 28, 2015
Reeves has been perfecting his MJ impersonation for some time. Here he is in 2013.
When Reeves' name finally leaked to social media, the enthusiasm seemed endless.
The dude dancing to Michael Jackson music in the Baltimore streets is @Dimitri_Reeves. Follow this great guy, if u can. — Philly D. Williams (@PhillyTheBoss) April 28, 2015
@Dimitri_Reeves aye bro madd respect ppl don't realize how powerful MJ songs really are at times especially like these — Junior 2.0 (@407_Junior_321) April 28, 2015
Ay bro @Dimitri_Reeves your moonwalk is hella clean lol respect brother — Mr. Blond (@sotothespartan) April 28, 2015
@Dimitri_Reeves hey! I've been trying to find out who you are all day! Thanks for keeping Michael's message alive! You made me smile. — Taylor A. Jackson (@SoulThatMatters) April 28, 2015
@Dimitri_Reeves love it though. Great message... The most positive thing I've seen in the last few days! — trillx.~ (@trillxsxphy) April 28, 2015
As for Reeves, he's content to keep his message simple.
Spread love and peace never violence..... — Dimitri Reeves (@Dimitri_Reeves) April 28, 2015
Good morning everyone stay safe today Godbless — Dimitri Reeves (@Dimitri_Reeves) April 28, 2015