Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter is the name of a group of people.
The group is against violence.
Against violence from police·men.
Because police·men have beaten people up.
And shot them down.
The victims were Afro-Americans.
Afro-Americans have a black skin colour.
Words with same meanings
Black lives matter is the name of a group of people.
Some also say to the group:
This is a protest movement.
The protest movement comes from the USA.
George Zimmerman said,
that was self-defense.
The court said:
George Zimmerman is not guilty.
Many people are therefore angry.
"George Zimmerman shot an innocent teenager.
George Zimmerman is a racist.
He shot down Trayvon Martin,
because he had a dark skin colour."
People wrote about their rage.
In the social media.
For example, at Twitter.
They wrote a hashtag for it.
The hashtag is #BlackLivesMatter.
Since then, there have been more deaths.
Policemen have shot down Afro-Americans.
In various cities.
The people arranged to meet.
They gather on Twitter.
They write the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter.
Or they demonstrate in a city.
And shout "Black Lives Matter".
The demonstrators also shout other things.
- "Hands up, don't shoot"
- "I can't breathe"
- "White silence is violence"
- "Is my son next?"