But after the introduction of the police force and the National Guard, clashes between both sides have caused a lot of chaos. | 22 Words

A black woman has slammed looters after her store was destroyed by riots in New York City.

Keep scrolling to see the emotional video. It's heartbreaking to watch...

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

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Last week, on Monday, 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.

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 terrifying time.

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But 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.

Everyone is talking about it.

Yesterday, the hashtag #BlackOutTuesday started trending, with people from all over the world posting a blank black picture to demonstrate their solidarity with the movement.

And, of course, an array of celebrities have been jumping on board to show their support.

So many famous faces, such as Madonna, Barack Obama, and Ice Cube, have been speaking out against racism and injustice in, not only this country, but the rest of the world.

These famous figures have been using their platform to highlight the ongoing issues black men and women face every day...

And they have been urging their followers to educate themselves, donate to useful causes, and to strive towards a racism-free future.

We need change.

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Because black people have previously been forced to stay silent on the unlawful killings taking place by authoritative figures, they have decided to become more vocal and take action.

Protests have been held around the country…

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These protests started last week and are the consequence of years of oppression and most of them started off peaceful.

But after the introduction of the police force and the National Guard, clashes between both sides have caused a lot of chaos.

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Some people used this incident as a means of personal gain, so they could damage property and steal things that did not belong to them. The term "looting" has been spreading like wildfire across the nation.

But while many people are saying this is "to make a point," you must remember that some of the people affected are part of the movement.

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In a video, one black woman was seen distressed and calling for the damage to stop after her store was left in pieces by rioters of all races who were only out to cause harm.

Even though the city was put on an 8 PM curfew in New York City, protests continued into the night.

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The woman who was wearing plastic gloves and cleaning up the damage left behind walks over and points out a pile of broken goods and says: "'Tell me Black Lives Matter? You lied - you wanted to loot this store. You needed money - get a job like I do!" she says.

She continued:

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"Stop stealing. This is the neighborhood. We trying to build it up and you tearing it down."

Almost 200 people were arrested in New York City over the past few days.

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And rather than calming things down, Trump has threatened to bring the National Guard into the city to sort it out.

Here's the heartbreaking video:

Stay safe out there and remember, this is not only a movement that should be remembered because it is a trend. Black lives will always matter.