Actors from the cast of The Wire headed to Baltimore over the weekend for an event called Wired Up! A Celebration of the Spirit + Power of the People of Baltimore.

‘The Wire’ Cast Reunite

Michael K. Williams (Omar Little), Sonja Sohn (Det. Shakima “Kima” Greggs), Andre Royo (“Bubbles” Cousins), and Larry Gilliard Jr. (D’Angelo Barksdale) were all present at the Saturday event, reported the Baltimore Sun. Dominic West (Det. Jimmy McNulty), who now stars on Showtime’s The Affair, Wendell Pierce (Det. Bunk Moreland), and The Wire creator David Simon all appeared in pre-recorded video segments.

Wired Up! hoped to recognize “the ‘unsung heroes’ of Baltimore — those who serve inside and amongst the community, tirelessly and selflessly” following the death of Freddie Gray, according to its website.

Williams, who spoke of his affection for Baltimore after filming The Wire there, said he felt a responsibility to help the people of the city in any way he can.

“I feel that it is my responsibility to use whatever platform I’ve got to shine light on the people and the problems they face,” he said. “In the eight years I was here, I saw a lot of positives. I saw a lot of potential. And, I saw a whole lot of passion.”

When Sohn took to the stage, she emphasized the urgency of the problem with police brutality and the treatment of black men.

“We can’t wait for more people to die,” Sohn told the audience. “We can’t wait for any more black men to die at the hands of police officers who were acting irresponsibly. That’s why we put this event together. We’re actors, and what we can do is to build a platform to raise voices that need to be heard.”

 

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