Amid the Black Lives Matter protests, Cops has officially been canceled 4 days after being pulled off the air.

There have been some strong reactions to the news. Keep scrolling to find out why this is such an important move...

As thousands of people protest and riot against the unlawful death of George Floyd, tensions surrounding our police force have never been so high.

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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.

Protests have been taking place all over the world.

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From the United Kingdom to New Zealand, the global solidarity has been incredible to see.

But things were 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 be done and, at the moment, this seems like the only way to make it happen.

The riots have been raging on...

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And several people - protestors, rioters, and police officers alike - have been badly injured.

Police officers have resorted to violence...

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And this has only fueled the nation's anger further.

And now, in light of the protests...

Paramount Network has made the decision to cancel Cops.

The decision came after the ViacomCBS-owned cabler had removed the long-running show from air.

And there have been some strong reactions to the news.

Cops first aired in in 1989...

And had aired thirty-three seasons since.

The original decision to halt production on the show has been spurred on by the protests against police brutality.

"Cops is not on the Paramount Network and we don’t have any current or future plans for it to return," a network spokesperson said.

The show's 33rd season had been scheduled to premiere on Monday.

But no episode has aired on Paramount Network since at least June 1.

The news quickly reached social media.

And while many think it's not enough, it's a step in the right direction. "It ain't 'Defund the Police' but I'll take 'Cops is cancelled' as an appetizer," wrote one user.

"Now if we can just cancel the source material."

It's about time.

Many people didn't even know the show was still on air...

But is it too little too late? Some people think so. "Racism: solved," tweeted one user.

People generally seem to be very happy with the move, however.

It's been a long time coming! For more on this, scroll on to see how Dave Chappelle schooled a Brooklyn "Karen" about police brutality...