Local News Update

In 2013, after the murder of Trayvon Martin, Alicia Garza co-founded #BlackLivesMatter. She, and her sisters, wanted to take action and change the world somehow. Alicia also lead the 2015 Freedom Ride to Ferguson. #BlackLivesMatter is now a whole organization that is recognized worldwide. When there are protests for when african-americans are murdered by policemen, #BlackLivesMatter is on most of the signs shown.

Alicia was also involved in a act where protesters attempted to stop a train for four and a half hours. This time was chosen because that's how long Michael Brown's body was left in the street after he was killed. Protesters chained themselves to the inside and outside of the train, making it not possible for the doors of the train to close. The protest, however, didn't work as planned, for the protesters were only able to stop the train for a hour and a half due to police removing parts of the train to free the protesters from the train.