Black Lives Matter
Fighting for whats right!
-Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors , and Opal Tometi were the co-founders behind the movement.
1.Why did this protest begin?
-It was formed to address racism and police brutality against African Americans.
2.What events led up to it?
- Three women popularized the hashtag #Blacklivesmatter after George Zimmerman was acquitted from the Trayvon Martin case.
-Trayvon Martin vs. George Zimmerman:
-Zimmerman was a neighborhood watch volunteer who killed Trayvon martin (an unarmed teen) in Sanford Florida.
-The first protest was in August, of 2014 after Michael Brown was shot in Ferguson Missouri.1.How did the people protest?
- There have been over 1,200 Black Lives Matter protests at malls, sporting events, and schools all over the country.
2.How did they get there points across in protests?
-They blocked off street ways, prayed in front of places, they have also made demands of swift and transparent legal investigation of all police brutality acts.
-There protests have been throughout many years. It started in July of 2013.
-The protests were in the United States.
Results of protest
-Although Black lives matter is a peaceful organization, others who were upset with the events resorted to chaos and violence to prove there unhappiness with the recurring situation.
-Because of the pressure they have caused the legal system, body cameras are now in the process to ensure accountability of the police officers.
-By being determined to force the government to change flaws in the legal system that seems to be grossly unfair to African Americans and minorities.