Black Lives Matter

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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.


On the picture is a logo. The logo of the Black Lives Matter Action

Words with same meanings[edit | edit source]

BLM


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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.

On February 26, 2012, George Zimmerman shot the student Trayvon Martin dead.

George Zimmerman said,

that was self-defense.


The court said:

George Zimmerman is not guilty.

Many people are therefore angry.

They say:

"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.

For example, Michael Brown in Ferguson.

Or Eric Garner in New York City.


The people arranged to meet.

To demonstrate.

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.

For example:

  • "Hands up, don't shoot"
  • "I can't breathe"
  • "White silence is violence"
  • "Is my son next?"

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