COM26V.com supports #BlackLivesMatter. Black Lives Matter went mainstream after George Floyd’s death. The protests started in Minneapolis on May 26, where people gathered in the city’s third precinct as well as the site of Floyd’s murder.
The protests spread to other cities like Los Angeles and Memphis as Floyd’s family and citizens demand murder charges for all the four police officers responsible for his death. Both peaceful and violent protests continued for the following days.
Eventually, on May 29, Derek Chauvin, the police officer who pinned Floyd to death by kneeling on his neck was charged with third-degree murder. Mandatory curfews were imposed in Minneapolis in the lights of the protests. “I can’t breathe” protests were also conducted. The following days, people continued demanding the arrests of the other three police officers involved in Floyd’s murder and ending police brutality.
In response, a curfew was implemented in Washington D.C. and National Guard soldiers were activated in several states.
About Black Lives Matter
#BlackLivesMatter was founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer. Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. By combating and countering acts of violence, creating space for Black imagination and innovation, and centering Black joy, we are winning immediate improvements in our lives