A black doctor has made a TikTok video saying, "If you celebrate me in my scrubs, don't hate me in my hoodie" and he has been praised heavily for his positive attitude...
The Black Lives Matter movement is gaining traction like never before.Since the death of George Floyd, protests for the movement have been happening across the globe in volumes we've never seen before.
This kind of police brutality has been happening for centuries now...But George's death has sparked an outrage like never before.
Thousands upon thousands of people have been taking to the streets in protest...And they are all marching for one thing: For the blatant racism and injustice in this country to be brought to an end.
Many protests turned violent...But change needs to happen and, at the moment, this seems like the only way to make it happen.
Remarkably, however, they seem to be working.
Thanks to these riots, the Black Lives Matter movement is dominating global headlines, and it has completely taken over social media.
BLACK WOMEN MATTER. BLACK MEN MATTER. BLACK CHILDREN MATTER. BLACK FAMILIES MATTER. BLACK POSSIBILITIES MATTER.… https://t.co/y6dlDWKPN3— a gem (@a gem)1591104461.0
It has also taken over our streets...
For instance, a group of people painted large yellow letters saying "Black Lives Matter" down two blocks of 16th Street in D.C - a two-lane road that coincidentally leads to the White House.
Ahead of a planned protest this weekend, the road to the White House was painted with a giant "Black Lives Matter"… https://t.co/6M3H6ehuNs— David Luganda🇺🇬 (@David Luganda🇺🇬)1591398030.0
Protests have been happening across the pond too...Hundreds of thousands of people have been taking to the streets in the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
We are witnessing history in the making...And people are continuing to demand justice.
One of the most recent events is the tearing down of statues of slave traders and other controversial figures by protesters.
Just last week, across the pond in the UK, a video went viral of protesters tearing down a statue of 17th Century slave trader Edward Colston and tossing it into a nearby river.
Historic scenes in Bristol as protesters kneel on the neck of the toppled statue of Edward Colston for eight minute… https://t.co/p7VVmxHW7n— Martin Booth (@Martin Booth)1591539194.0
Colston was a slave trader.
Colston was Conservative MP for Bristol following his tenure as deputy governor of the Royal African Company. He is thought to have trafficked as many as 84,000 African men, women, and children, with an estimated 19,000 dying on their journey to the Caribbean and America.
The moment a statue of slave trader Edward Colston toppled into Bristol’s harbour. ‘It’s what he deserves. I’ve bee… https://t.co/xzJLp90l6r— Sarah Turnnidge (@Sarah Turnnidge)1591542295.0
A statue of Christopher Columbus in Virginia was another of those torn down and defaced.
The statue was ninety-three years old and had been standing there to commemorate the Italian explorer.
Christopher Columbus statue in Virginia tripped and fell then tumbled into a fountain lake 😂 https://t.co/Dw4SyYVN7i— Bashar (@Bashar)1591754502.0
Many agreed with the protestors' actions...
And people have been speaking out against Columbus and what he stood for in history.
@YourAnonCentral Christopher Columbus killed many Native Americans, enslaved them and took away all their wealth su… https://t.co/IIaiQEOw4j— Kilobyte_ex (@Kilobyte_ex)1591770739.0