Black Lives Matter

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.

Black Lives Matter Protesters

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.

Like many events these days they try to keep them peaceful so it doesn't get out of control. So they do non-violent protest to prevent this from happening so people don't get hurt. But not all cops are bad some of the cops will go with this protest. And the protest may be different in other places. For example in Minnesota As many as 200 people forced their way past Minnesota State Patrol troopers who were trying to block them from getting on the road. Approximately 50 of the 102 people arrested were collared at the freeway.

On August 28, 1963, more than 200,000 Americans gathered in Washington, D.C., for a rally which is called the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. ,The event was for people to notice what was going on in the African American group . The march which was a big impact for this movement changed a lot of peoples thoughts. This relates to the black lives matter movement since it shows

Work Cited

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