Chris Brown and his bodyguard were arrested this morning in Washington DC and charged with felony assault, according to the Washington Metropolitan Police Department.

In response, dozens of Twitter users called for the R&B singer to be released from jail. Some may have been kidding, while others appeared to be completely serious:

https://twitter.com/SeptemberXXIX/status/394488075159879680

https://twitter.com/ahleeyou/status/394484672706531328

https://twitter.com/elinelovesyouxx/status/394473734041776128

https://twitter.com/YUNGWAVYBONE/status/394471703310381058

https://twitter.com/omgitsZiZi/status/394469171980800001

https://twitter.com/omgitsZiZi/status/394471312766169088

https://twitter.com/Courtneey_Leigh/status/394463791070461952

Why, he’s practically a modern-day Nelson Mandela!

And props to this dude, who tweeted “free Chris Brown” five days ago:

Way to get ahead of the crowd!