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I have participated in a few protest since this movement began. Its really disheartening to see how people of color are still mistreated in 2016. The fact that protest are even necessary to bring atention to crimes and injustice against people of color is just astonishing to me. I grew up in a very diverse neighborhood and have friend from a variety of backgrounds. I am sympathetic to all of the images on television regarding the police and overuse of power. I think we as a country need to really take a good look at where we are going in terms of racial equality.
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Depends on the nature and location of the protest. If it is non violent and centralized and has a forum where people can actually discuss issues then I will be right there. I am not for marching around and holding signs if we are not going to talk to anyone that can change things. The day they march to the Mayors office I will be leading the charge.
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Carrying homemade placards and flags, the racially and ethnically diverse crowd — which marched from Temple University in North Philadelphia to City Hall and planned to march several miles further to the edge of the arena where the Democratic National Convention is being held — criticized Clinton for not speaking more forcefully on the issue of police brutality.
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Activist Hawk Newsome, of New York, came to the convention to call on fellow black people to sit out the election unless Clinton vows to take meaningful action to address the issue of police brutality. In the aftermath of the fatal police-involved shootings earlier this month of Philando Castille in Minnesota and Alton Sterling in Louisiana, both which spurred national outrage and protests, Newsome argued Clinton had an opportunity. She should have spoken in concrete ways about how she would tackle the issue, but has failed to, he said.
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I do not feel the protests are changing anything so I will not be taking part. We must get involved in our local government and talk to the police departments directly to get anything done. I tried the protesting and marching before and nothing happened.
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Black Lives Matter U.K. had called for a nationwide “shutdown” to protest an array of injustices, including police brutality; racial disparities in arrests, convictions and sentencing; the treatment of immigrants in detention; inadequate mental health services; and a reported increase in hate crimes since Britain’s decision, in a June 23 referendum, to leave the European Union.
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I have seen the images of people being killed and brutalized by police. I think its disgusting how some bad cops abuse their power. At first I thought this whole Black Lives Matter was about some guys just making noise about black people who were wrong and justifiably being arrested. After seeing a lot of this stuff its just wrong. I have not marched but I support the message these people are trying to send. I believe all lives matter but its messed up whats happening to these black guys so I get it.
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I marched in NYC last year for BLM. It was following the death of Eric Gardner, He was the I cant breath guy. I was enraged and so disappointed in what I saw all I could do was channel my anger and chant. It may not have saved anyone else life, but it made me feel better.
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I marched in NYC last year for BLM. It was following the death of Eric Gardner, He was the I cant breath guy. I was enraged and so disappointed in what I saw all I could do was channel my anger and chant. It may not have saved anyone else life, but it made me feel better.
That march was one of the ones that started it all. I remember seeing that one on TV. Marching peacefully is a great way to get out that built up anger but we must find a solution to this problem. The nation is being torn apart. Did you guys discuss anything during the march?
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I have seen the images of people being killed and brutalized by police. I think its disgusting how some bad cops abuse their power. At first I thought this whole Black Lives Matter was about some guys just making noise about black people who were wrong and justifiably being arrested. After seeing a lot of this stuff its just wrong. I have not marched but I support the message these people are trying to send. I believe all lives matter but its messed up whats happening to these black guys so I get it.
It is still hard to make people understand that no matter what you have done you should not be shot dead by a cop is you are not a threat. You could be a three time felon with 12 murders on your sheet if you are not holding a gun and are subdued you should not be shot for no reason. No matter the color.
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I will not be doing any protests but I will be praying for everyone involved. I hope everything goes along peaceful and we all are unified soon.
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"In the UK, families have in some cases been waiting decades to find out what's happened to their loved ones who have died in custody, or to get a straight answer -- even where wrongdoing has been found to be by police officers," Black Lives Matter UK spokesman Wail Qasim, 23, told CNN.
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"In the UK, families have in some cases been waiting decades to find out what's happened to their loved ones who have died in custody, or to get a straight answer -- even where wrongdoing has been found to be by police officers," Black Lives Matter UK spokesman Wail Qasim, 23, told CNN.
I never thought the UK had a big problem with this also. I am starting to think this is worldwide. Why is it that authority have issues with citizens of the minority race. This is a way of thinking that has to be changed among police officers. They must understand they are there to serve and protect all.
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Who knew Canada was having the same kind of protests. Vancouver, Canada
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In Britain there were several protest for the Black Lives Matter movement.
The biggest was at Healthrow Airport where protesters lined up to block traffic. Other demonstrations were being held in Birmingham, Manchester and Nottingham on Friday to mark the anniversary of the death of Mark Duggan, whose shooting by police five years ago helped spark several days of rioting in Britain.
Apparently this madness is happening everywhere.
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You can follow Black Lives Matter on face book or refer to their website :http://blacklivesmatter.com/#ultimatummenu-12-resonsive-sidr
for info regarding local protest.
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I saw what happened in In Great Britain. I actually think its great that this is not just a cause that people are fighting for in America alone. I think more attention should be brought to these negative situations.
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I will be showing my support in my local protests and hopefully we will not have to protest long. I have seen on my own town people coming together with the cops and making a difference.
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A Pew poll from last year found that 46 percent of Americans believed that the country needed to continue making changes to ensure that blacks and whites have equal rights. After a year of demonstrations in the streets and on the news, a majority have taken up that stance: the Post found that 60 percent of Americans now affirm that the fight for equal rights is not over. Even white people are changing their minds: the Post poll found that 53 of whites believe changes still need to be made, versus just 39 percent in 2014.
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Those who argue that forceful demonstrations only serve to entrench people in the positions they’ve already taken are wrong. People are changing their minds. Just like it did for the suffrage movement 100 years ago or civil rights in the ‘60s, public protest is working in 2016. Now all we need is some meaningful policy change.
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