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Black Lives Matter: Social movement originating in the United States
Black Lives Matter (BLM) is is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. After community-based chapters were formed following the Ferguson unrest of 2014, Black Lives Matter Global Network was established. The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, or BLM Global Network Foundation, a nonprofit organization, provides grants to support grassroots organizing work by its chapters.|name="BLM name"}} exists as a decentralized network with over 30 chapters in the United States and sister organizations worldwide while a larger Black Lives Matter movement exists consisting of various separate like-minded organizations such as Dream Defenders and Assata's Daughters. The broader movement and its related organizations typically advocate against police violence towards black people, as well as for various other policy changes considered to be related to black liberation.

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Johnson: People should not be ‘bullied’ into ‘taking the knee’ [Video]

Johnson: People should not be ‘bullied’ into ‘taking the knee’

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he would decline to take the knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, because he felt it was "very, very important not to do things that make life difficult..

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Mahatma Gandhi's statue in US inaugurated again after being vandalised during protest [Video]

Mahatma Gandhi's statue in US inaugurated again after being vandalised during protest

The statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Washington DC in USA, where it was vandalised during 'Black Lives Matter' protest was restored to its old glory and inaugurated again in Washington DC. The inauguration..

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Donald Trump Calls Black Lives Matter Mural a ‘Symbol of Hate’ [Video]

Donald Trump Calls Black Lives Matter Mural a ‘Symbol of Hate’

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump denounced New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s recent support of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement.

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Spike Lee welcomes white support for Black Lives Matter movement [Video]

Spike Lee welcomes white support for Black Lives Matter movement

Spike Lee is optimistic about the future of the Black Lives Matter movement because the protests have had such strong support from young white activists.

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Terry Crews under fire over controversial Black Lives Matter tweet [Video]

Terry Crews under fire over controversial Black Lives Matter tweet

Terry Crews is facing backlash once again over his controversial thoughts regarding the Black Lives Matter movement.

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#AfricaForBlackLives gives BLM voice to Africans [Video]

#AfricaForBlackLives gives BLM voice to Africans

A collective of artists in Senegal has launched #AfricaForBlackLives, asking people to paint a wall black, write the hashtag and take a picture of themselves on one knee in front of it. Sisipho..

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Who was Edward Colston, why was his statue toppled? [Video]

Who was Edward Colston, why was his statue toppled?

Edward Colston becomes symbol for UK's Black Lives Matter movement as his statue is brought down in Bristol.

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Alicia Keys: We should hold each other accountable [Video]

Alicia Keys: We should hold each other accountable

Alicia Keys feels it is important to "hold each other accountable" amidst the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda is proud 'Hamilton' has a link to anti-racism protests [Video]

Lin-Manuel Miranda is proud 'Hamilton' has a link to anti-racism protests

Miranda has admitted he feels "humbled" to have seen the language used in his production during Black Lives Matter protests in the U.S.

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Students demand change for racial inequality in All Black Lives Matter march [Video]

Students demand change for racial inequality in All Black Lives Matter march

Dozens of people gather in Marble Arch in London in a All Black Lives Matter protest. The demonstrators walked from Hyde Park to Downing Street through Oxford street, in protest of racial inequality..

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Stuart Broad: I thrive off pressure so empty stadiums will be a challenge [Video]

Stuart Broad: I thrive off pressure so empty stadiums will be a challenge

Test Cricket The English cricketer and a former ODI and T20 captain Stuart Broad MBE discusses how the Test cricket team is prepping for their next game. He discusses how the atmosphere will be..

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National Women's Soccer League Start Tournament Protesting Racial Injustice [Video]

National Women's Soccer League Start Tournament Protesting Racial Injustice

The National Women’s Soccer League began it’s short 2020 season in Herriman, Utah. During the national anthem, players from the North Carolina Courage and the Portland Thorns FC took a knee...

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Lin-Manuel Miranda feels 'proud' of Hamilton's links to anti-racism protests [Video]

Lin-Manuel Miranda feels 'proud' of Hamilton's links to anti-racism protests

According to Lin-Manuel Miranda, he's been "overwhelmed" to see 'Hamilton' resonate amid the Black Lives Matter protests.

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Netflix To Stream Spike Lee's 'Rodney King' Free [Video]

Netflix To Stream Spike Lee's 'Rodney King' Free

Netflix has announced the Spike Lee directed film, "Rodney King" will be available to stream for free. The movie will become part of the streaming service's Black Lives Matter collection. According to..

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Mille Bobby Brown Waist Length Blonde Hair [Video]

Mille Bobby Brown Waist Length Blonde Hair

Since the successful launch of her makeup line Florence by Mills, Millie Bobby Brown has been up to normal teenage things. She's getting involved in the Black Lives Matters movement, preparing for the..

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Beyonce and H.E.R.'s protest tracks among Spotify's 2020 'Songs of Summer' [Video]

Beyonce and H.E.R.'s protest tracks among Spotify's 2020 'Songs of Summer'

New tracks from Beyonce and H.E.R. reflecting the global Black Lives Matter protests have been selected by Spotify chiefs among those likely to dominate users' summer playlists.

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Alicia Keys to host Nickelodeon special about Black Lives Matter [Video]

Alicia Keys to host Nickelodeon special about Black Lives Matter

Award-winning star Alicia Keys will host a Nickelodeon special about the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Premier League players, including champions Manchester City, took a knee before kickoff in support of the "Black Lives Matter" movement as the English season restarted on Wednesday.
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Black Lives Matter protester in Denmark was infected with coronavirus, health minister says

Denmark's health minister on Tuesday urged people who took part in a large Black Lives Matter demonstration in Copenhagen to get tested for COVID-19 after one protester tested positive.
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'Black Lives Matter' banner removed at U.S. embassy in South Korea after Trump displeased: sources

A large “Black Lives Matter” banner draped on the outside of the U.S. embassy in Seoul was removed on Monday after President Donald Trump expressed his displeasure about it, two people familiar..
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Calls for action, not words, as Johnson launches UK racism commission

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson came under pressure on Monday to deliver action on racism after he launched a commission on the issue following Black Lives Matter protests.
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Britain's Johnson to launch cross-government commission on racism

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said a cross-government commission would examine racism and the disparities experienced by minority ethnic groups in education, health and the criminal justice..
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Black Lives Matter protesters march through Tokyo

Thousands of protesters in Tokyo took part in a Black Lives Matter march on Sunday, calling for an end to racial discrimination and police abuse after the killing of African American George Floyd in..
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U.S. embassy in Seoul displays Black Lives Matter banner in support of anti-racism protests

The U.S. embassy in Seoul draped a huge Black Lives Matter banner on its mission building and tweeted a picture of it in support of an anti-racism campaign across America.
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In London skirmishes, suspected far-right protester is rescued

A man identified by the crowd as a far-right protester was carried to safety by a Black Lives Matter protester on Saturday as animosity was briefly set aside on a day of clashes in London between..
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Far-right and anti-racism protesters scuffle in London

Scuffles broke out in London on Saturday between far-right activists, Black Lives Matter protesters and police trying to keep the two sides apart.
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Thousands attend Black Lives Matter protests across Australia

Thousands of people across Australia attended Black Lives Matter protests on Saturday wearing masks and practising social distancing amid warnings from state leaders to call off the events on fears of..
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Taiwan Black Lives Matter protest gets indigenous twist

Hundreds packed into a park in central Taipei on Saturday for a Black Lives Matter protest, with a group of indigenous Taiwanese given prominent billing to draw attention to discrimination against the..
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UK courts prepare fast-track prosecutions for Black Lives Matter protests: The Times

British courts are preparing to fast-track prosecutions for the Black Lives Matter protests, as justice secretary Robert Buckland has told magistrates to model the process along the lines of the..
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British health minister urges protesters not to attend rallies

British health minister Matt Hancock said on Thursday people should not attend large demonstrations for public health reasons after protests in support of the Black Lives Matter movement attracted tens..
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Australian PM draws criticism for "no slavery in Australia" comment

Australian officials warned Black Lives Matter supporters they could be arrested if they breach coronavirus restrictions to take part in public protests, as debate erupted over the country's own..
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Australian officials warn Black Lives Matter protesters of potential arrest

Australian officials warned supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement on Thursday they could be fined or arrested if they breach coronavirus restrictions to take part in public protests.
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ICC to use 'common sense' to deal with Floyd death protests

The International Cricket Council (ICC) will take a "common sense approach" to deal with any potential Black Lives Matter protests by the players, the governing body said on Wednesday.
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British opposition leader Starmer takes a knee in support of Black Lives Matter

British opposition Labour Party leader Keir Starmer was photographed taking a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement on Tuesday.
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Britain's interior minister says violent protestors should face justice

A minority of protesters who were violent during the weekend's "Black Lives Matter" protests in Britain undermined the cause and should face justice, interior minister Priti Patel said on Monday.
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Tens of thousands join Black Lives Matter protest in London

Tens of thousands took to the streets of London on Sunday, rallying for a second day running to condemn police brutality after the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, with some wearing face masks..
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Thailand holds Zoom protest for Black Lives Matter movement

Some 300 Thais and foreigners in Thailand and elsewhere joined an online protest against racism on Sunday, adding their voices to global calls for justice for black American George Floyd who died in..
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Black Lives Matter protests for U.S. racial justice reach new dimension

U.S. protests sparked by George Floyd's fatal encounter last month with Minneapolis police crossed a new threshold as weekend rallies demanding racial justice stretched from Washington, D.C., to an..
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World boxing champion Joshua attends march, says racism is a pandemic

Heavyweight boxing world champion Anthony Joshua described racism as a "pandemic" while addressing protesters at a Black Lives Matter march in London on Saturday.
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Protests worldwide embrace 'Black Lives Matter' movement

Thousands took to the streets across Europe and Australia on Saturday, as did hundreds in Tokyo and Seoul, in support of days of U.S. protests against police brutality.
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Kurdish case becomes rallying cry for Japan protest against police

The case of a Kurdish man who says he was stopped and shoved to the ground by Tokyo police became a rallying cry for protesters marching in solidarity with Black Lives Matter on Saturday.
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Thousands in Australia defy bans at Black Lives Matter protests

Thousands of Australians gathered in protests on Saturday embracing the cause of U.S. protesters angered by the death of a black man in police custody, defying bans and police warnings that fines will..
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D.C. mayor has 'Black Lives Matter' painted on street near White House

The mayor of Washington, D.C., had the slogan "Black Lives Matter" painted in massive yellow letters on a street leading to the White House on Friday in tribute to victims of police brutality as she..
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Washington emblazons defiant 'Black Lives Matter' sign near White House

Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser on Friday renamed a street in front of the White House "Black Lives Matter Plaza" and had the slogan painted in huge yellow letters on the roadway in an apparent rebuke..
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Black Lives Matter rallies Papuan activists in Indonesia

Thousands of miles from the protests that have swept the United States, Black Lives Matter has become a rallying cry for pro-Papuan activists in Indonesia, provoking questions about accusations of..
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Australian officials move to block Black Lives Matter protest in Sydney

Australian authorities are taking legal action to try stop a Black Lives Matter protest scheduled to take place in Sydney on Saturday, citing the risk of an outbreak of COVID-19 given the large numbers..
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Australia's most populous state files suit to stop Black Lives Matter protest

Australia's most populous state has lodged a legal application to stop a Black Lives Matter protest occurring in Sydney, state Premier Gladys Berejiklian said on Friday.
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Australians urged not to take part in Black Lives Matter protests

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison urged people not to attend planned Black Lives Matter protests around the country this weekend, citing the risk of spreading the coronavirus.
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Australia PM tells locals to avoid Black Lives Matter protests due to COVID-19 threat

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A small group of protesters chanting "Black Lives Matter" gathered on Thursday outside the London home of Dominic Cummings, a close aide to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the centre of a..
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New Zealanders protest over death of George Floyd

Thousands of New Zealanders marched peacefully on Monday chanting "Black Lives Matter" in solidarity with George Floyd, a black American who died in police custody in the United States last week.
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