Black Lives Matter Protester Carries Counter-Protester to Safety | 22 Words
And people are already calling it one of the greatest photographs of all time. It shows a Black Lives Matter protester with an injured counter protester over his shoulder, and he is carrying him to safety.

Less than two weeks after the tragic killing of George Floyd, protests continue to take place across the globe.

The USA has been completely dominated by Black Lives Matter protests, however, there have been days of protests in the United Kingdom too, as well as demonstrations in Spain, Italy, France, and Japan.

Now, incredible footage has emerged of the moment a Black Lives Matter protester carried an injured white, counter-protester on his shoulders and carried him to safety.

Keep scrolling for the full story.

Across the States, hundreds of emotional pictures have emerged of those participating in the protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd. 

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With thousands showing their support.

The Black Lives Matter movement has never before been so prominent.

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And just two weeks ago, on May 25th, a defenseless black man was killed while in a police restraint.

George Floyd was arrested and forced to the ground...

Where former police officer, Derek Chauvin, proceeded to kneel on his neck, while 3 other officers knelt on his back.

Footage of George's "arrest" quickly circulated on social media...

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And, in the highly distressing scenes, he could be heard begging with the officers to release him and repeatedly saying "Please, please... I can't breathe."

After nearly ten minutes, George was completely unresponsive.

An ambulance arrived and took the unconscious man to hospital but, devastatingly, he was pronounced dead upon arrival. He was only forty-six years old.

4 days after George's death, some justice was served.

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Derek Chauvin, the man who had knelt on George’s neck, was finally arrested. But this wasn't enough...

This kind of police brutality has been happening for centuries now...

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But George's death has sparked an outrage like never before.

Thousands upon thousands of people have been taking to the streets in protest...

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And they are all marching for one thing: For the blatant racism and injustice in this country to be brought to an end.

But things have been quick to turn violent.

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Protesters became interweaved with rioters and, as they continue to clash with police, the scenes unfolding across our country have been becoming steadily more violent.

It's a truly important time.

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And change needs to happen and, at the moment, this seems like the only way to make it happen.

But, remarkably, 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.

And of course, the news emerged later that Chauvin is now facing an upgraded charge...

He is now being charged with second-degree murder according to Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar.

As for the other officers?

Let’s not forget that, while Chauvin is the man primarily responsible for George’s death, 3 other police officers – Thomas Lane, J.A. Kueng, and Tou Thao – also played a significant role in the incident.

Chauvin may have been the one to kneel on his neck...

But alternative footage from the incident shows that 2 other officers were actually kneeling on his back, while a 4th stood on and watched. As reported by the New York Times, it was announced yesterday that Thomas Lane, J.A. Kueng, and Tou Thao have all been formally charged with aiding and abetting murder in the death of George Floyd.

This is only the beginning.

And it's so important that we continue to speak out and use our voices.

One city really decided to use its voice.

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In a way that is very visible.

And last week,, a group of people were seen painting large yellow letters down two blocks of 16th Street in D.C.

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A two-lane road that coincidentally leads to the White House.

The letters along the road spelled out "Black Lives Matter".

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And those who were painting the letters were reportedly commissioned by D.C Mayor Muriel Bowser.

Emily Badger, a New York Times writer who spotted the letters, said in a tweet that the letters would "be a real middle finger to any federal forces flying overhead."

She also added that it doesn't seem to be temporary support as the paint being used looked like that is used to stripe road lanes.

SNL's Alum Jay spoke out.

And he revealed that something truly horrific happened to him just a week before Ahmaud Arbery was killed.

Jay was jogging in Los Angeles.

When he saw a swarm of cops approaching. He looked at the police and thought to himself that whoever they are looking for is in big trouble.

Then he realized they were looking for him.

The police had an incredibly vague description of the man they wanted to arrest. He was black and wearing gray clothing.

They forced him to the ground.

With their guns out, Jay was forced to the ground and handcuffed - while he frantically explained that he was not the man they were looking for. But the worst part? One of the officers even knelt on his neck...

Protests are taking place across the globe.

And some of the biggest ones outside the US, are in the United Kingdom - with protests taking place all over the nation.

Yesterday saw some of the biggest.

And thousands took to the streets of the nation's capital to call out the horrific death of George Floyd and to make it known that Black Lives Matter.

But they weren't all Black Lives Matter protesters.

And according to reports, when they arrived at Waterloo Station they were met with an alleged group of white far right counter protesters.

And things turned ugly.

With many videos on social media showing brutal fights between members of the Black Lives Matter protest and the counter protesters...

But one image is the most poignant.

And people are already calling it one of the greatest photographs of all time. It shows a Black Lives Matter protester with an injured counter protester over his shoulder, and he is carrying him to safety.

It's truly iconic.

This is what it is to be a good human being.