2020 Major Events- BLM Movement


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Activists, some wearing face coverings or face masks as a precautionary measure against COVID-19, hold placards as they attend a Black Lives Matter march from Hyde Park, central London on June 20, 2020. – British activists continue protests sparked by the death in police custody of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, in the United States. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images)

Kellie Owens, Staff Writer

As many events have happened in 2020, the BLM Movement started in June of 2020 after George Floyd was killed by a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The Black Lives Matter Movement was started to fight against racism in today’s society. The movement is also protesting police brutality.

Due to Covid-19, everything was shut down. There was nothing to do, nowhere to go. Everyone was just sitting in front of a computer screen, TV, etc. When George Floyd’s death was recorded, everybody saw it.

During the protests, police dressed up in riot gear, fired tear gas and shot rubber bullets. There is a difference between riots and protests. Riots would be destroying cities and stores, which isn’t peaceful. Protests are for everyone’s voices to be heard.

As we enter 2021, everyone’s voices are still being heard, and they will continue to have their voices heard.