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WATCH: Prince’s ‘Mary Don’t You Weep’ gets a poignant video

/ 06:48 PM September 22, 2018

A posthumous video for Prince’s “Mary Don’t You Weep” has been released, tackling the issue of gun violence in the United States.

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Filmed in New York, the video portrays the death of a young man. It opens by evoking the number of children killed by or treated for gunshot wounds in the U.S. and quotes a speech Prince made at his 2015 Rally 4 Peace performance in Baltimore. Protests erupted in the Maryland city that year following the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray.

“Mary Don’t You Weep” is taken from the album, “A Piano & a Microphone: 1983”, released Sept. 21. The song also features on the soundtrack to the movie, “BlacKkKlansman”, directed by Spike Lee, which opened in August in U.S. theaters.

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Prince died April 21, 2016, at age 57. JB

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