The bronze memorial to Colston was torn down amid worldwide Black Lives Matter protests triggered by the death of George Floyd. Mr Floyd died after a white police officer held him down by pressing his knee into his neck for almost nine minutes in Minneapolis on May 25
A bust of 19th-century British imperialist #CecilRhodes has been beheaded in Cape Town, the latest statue emblematic of colonialism or slavery to be attacked since Black Lives Matter protests erupted over the killing of unarmed black American George Floyd
Navajo activist @blackhorse_a , a leader in the fight against the Washington football team, lifts up the Black Lives Matter "groundswell" for the final push that prompted the team to change its name. "It's unfortunate that it had to happen because of the murder of George Floyd."
After the death of George Floyd, Twitter conversation on the Black Lives Matter movement was largely concentrated in Minnesota. But by June 2nd, the movement had spread across the U.S. and around the world, an analysis of Twitter location hashtags shows:
George Floyd’s life mattered. Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor's lives mattered. Christian Cooper’s life matters. Black lives matter, and we have a lot of work to do to achieve true equality and justice for all. Join @ColorOfChange to become a part of that work today.
Black Lives Matter. The murder of George Floyd once again displays the harsh reality of racial bias and police brutality that black Americans confront in our country. As millions take to the streets to demand justice, I had some reflections I wanted to share:
Peaceful protests in Los Angeles and across America continue to demand justice for George Floyd and so many other Black Americans who have died at the hands of police. We must all work to dismantle systemic racism, and build a more just and equitable nation. Black Lives Matter.