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Actor Jesse Williams attends the 2016 BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on June 26, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Actor Jesse Williams attends the 2016 BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on June 26, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
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Last night's BET Awards crowned Beyoncé and Bryson Tiller the best female and male artists. But the show took a political turn when Grey's Anatomy actor Jesse Williams delivered a passionate and politically charged speech about police brutality, racism, and oppression.

The nearly 6-minute long speech, which Williams dedicated to 'activists, civil rights attorneys, struggling parents and students' came as he accepted BET's humanitarian award, and audience members stood and applauded throughout.

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This segment aired on June 27, 2016.

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