How to explain the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag
On Tuesday, a social media platform called Black Lives Matter, or BLM, became the third major movement to launch a “black lives matter” campaign.
BLM is a catch-all for the protest movement that seeks to end the criminalization of African Americans, which is one of the main causes of the epidemic of black deaths.
BLM has said it aims to end police brutality, but it has also criticized the criminal justice system for racism and police brutality.
It’s been trying to gain momentum since the summer, when activists staged the first Black Lives March, but the movement has been largely dormant for the last few months.
It wasn’t until the Black Lives First protests that it began to grow again.
On Monday, protesters and others from across the country gathered in Seattle, Washington, to march from downtown to the state capitol to call attention to the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager who was shot and killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.
The march ended in downtown Seattle with a march from the capitol building to the King County Detention Center, where Brown’s family was being held.
Protesters then gathered in front of the state Capitol building, where a gathering was held in the capricious weather.
Some activists wore shirts with “black” emblazoned across them and chanted “hands up, don’t shoot.”
BLM says that the Black lives matter movement is about justice, but protesters have accused BLM of being racist.
BLM also says that it wants to be inclusive, but some protesters said that it was a racist message.
In response to the march, police in Washington state said that they would be using pepper spray and rubber bullets against protesters, as well as the use of a bomb disposal robot to destroy a “large pile of garbage.”
Many people have called the protesters racist and said that BLM should have just stood on the sidelines, or that it should have been more supportive of those who were protesting the police.
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