While most of us have been gathering in the masses to protest against the death of George Floyd, others have been taking to the streets by themselves – and they are the perfect example that you don’t need the crowds to show your solidarity to a cause.
On Monday, May 25th, a defenseless black man was killed while in a police restraint.
Where former police officer, Derek Chauvin, proceeded to kneel on his neck, while 3 other officers knelt on his back.
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.”
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.
But George’s death has sparked an outrage like never before.
And they are all marching for one thing: For the blatant racism and injustice in this country to be brought to an end.
Despite the lingering threat of the ongoing medical pandemic, people have been gathering and marching together in solidarity.
But not everyone has been protesting in such large numbers.
Several people across the country have been standing up for the Black Lives Matter movement alone in their communities, and they are the perfect example that you don’t need crowds to have a voice.
Keep scrolling to see a selection of photos from these remarkable solo protests…
Despite none of her friends wanting to join her. Now that’s what you call passion.
He sat, quietly and peacefully, with a homemade sign that read:
“I apologize to the class of 2020 for not eliminating racism in my lifetime.”
This Karen would like to speak to a manager about systematic racism, please.
Her defiance is incredible.
This man stood by himself at the side of a road, holding a sign that reads: “Justice for George Floyd.”
“This man has been standing alone in our town square for the past few days, god bless his courage.”
“I grew up in Toronto and I’ve seen a lot of police brutality. It’s here, it’s in Canada. It’s not just the United States.”
A lone black protestor was seen walking along the side of a road Lacey with the poignant question, “am I next?”
His bravery is astounding.
This woman took to the streets of Norfolk to resonate the Black Lives Matter movement.
Leta Foster said she came out because it was important to show people that she had no hatred in her heart.
A woman, who he named as a “Karen”, called the police because he was apparently “inciting riots.”
Go home, Karen.
Her sign read:
“I can’t breathe! City leaders ignore excessive force.”
This man stood over a freeway with a huge sign for all the passing cars to read.
“It’s not much of a protest, but it’s the best I can do right now. Sitting outside past ‘curfew.'”
“Blue Line = Tyranny.”
And received car honks and even a few hugs as a result.
It’s amazing to see so many people taking part in the fight against racism – Amid all the darkness our country faces, there truly are some incredible people.
Keep scrolling to read about the influencer who was slammed for blackface after they posted a video in support of Black Lives Matter…