100s of Black Hebrews march in New York City

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Hundreds of Black Hebrew Israelite supporters marched through New York City on Monday in support of basketball player Kyrie Irving, who was suspended after sharing a link to a documentary on social media that advocates BHI theological claims that people of African descent are the true Jews.

According to a video shared by Creative Community for Peace director Ari Ingel, purple-clad BHI members chanted, “We are the real Jews” and “Time to wake up.”

ESPN claimed that the men were members of Israel United in Christ. Another video shared by the popular Twitter account NBA Central showed the Black Hebrews lined up outside the stadium in which Irving’s first game since his suspension was to be played.