campaigns against violence and stopping racism toward black people. The black lives matter movement holds protests against police killings of black people and broader issues of racial profiling, police brutality, and racial inequality in the United States.
The killing of a teenage boy Trayvon Martin who was unarmed and was only 17 years old and had a big future ahead of him. This was at Miami, Florida where this took place on a dark night. The man that killed him George Zimmerman who was a Neighborhood watch leader was not charged with the crime. Which this angered the people and this made a movement which Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi started and which they named it the Black Lives Matter Movement.
All kinds of people it wasn't just African Americans. It was people that cared about how African Americans are getting treated overall the people so it was all kinds of race. This made the movement even bigger since it wasn't just one race it was many. Well it's everyone really who could make this movement happen but also the people that organizes these events. But their is also big people like celebrities, politics that support this movement so that really helps them out. Social Media made a big impact to this too because everything in social media spreads like wild fire people share it, repost, like it etc.
A problem with these movements it's that sometimes it can get out of control and the police may have to get involved which can lead to violence and people getting hurt. Some events are more peaceful than other it also depends on the place where the event might be. 125 people arrested Saturday night in Baton Rouge, Another 124 protesters were arrested things could really get out of control in these movements.