Protesters of all ages, all races, all backgrounds are showing up at Black Lives Matter protests out of love for their fellow human beings. Out of love for George Floyd. Out of love for Breonna Taylor. Out of love for all of the Black people who have lost their lives because of the color of their skin. You can feel this love when you attend a protest. You can see it on the faces of the people all around you. You can hear it in their voices. Sometimes, it flows through the mass of people like a quiet undercurrent. Sometimes, it’s downright joyful. No matter how it’s expressed, it’s always potent, always powerful. And it’s going to change the world for the better. From New York City to Philadelphia, from Amsterdam to Paris, this is what it is like to attend Black Lives Matter protests.

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  1. In 2019 US Census Bureau estimated 48,221,139 African Americans in the United .Sadly, the trend of fatal police shootings in the United States seems to only be increasing, with a total 558 civilians having been shot, 111 of whom were Black, as of July 29, 2020. In 2018, there were 996 fatal police shootings, and in 2019 this figure increased to 1,004. Additionally, the rate of fatal police shootings among Black Americans was much higher than that for any other ethnicity, standing at 31 fatal shootings per million of the population as of July 2020. There are more than 800,000 sworn law enforcement officers now serving in the United States, which is the highest figure ever. About 12 percent of those are female.

    A total of 1,627 law enforcement officers died in the line of duty during the past 10 years, an average of one death every 54 hours or 163 per year. There were 135 law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in 2019.

  2. First of all RACISM is bad and not tolerated by most people like me. But the BLM also talks about the slavery of the past. But they don't talk about HUMAN TRAFFICKING and that's MODERN SLAVERY. The BLM should be prosecuted for treason in my book.

  3. I used to be a criminal , I was beaten , pepper sprayed , almost lost my right arm in jail from the beating , I know now that if I was not breaking the law , being an asshole , NONE of those things would have ever happened , its not ok for police to brutalize anyone of any color , today I am yes sir, no sir , three bags full sir , and respect the job they do , and low and behold , I am treated with dignity ! Funny how that works !!!

  4. I was on vacation in wonderful New York, i didnt get shot or in any problems and encounters with the police. How you may ask? I followed the rules, and didnt act like a asshole. Try that BLM. And stop blaming society