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    Ok, seems to be a lot of confusion.

    As others have mentioned, they're showing solidarity with African Americans who suffer from being disproportionately shot by the police. Its nothing to do with issues in the UK.

    #Blacklivesmatter, doesn't mean that other ethnicities lives don't matter. Rather, its an appeal for black people to be treated the same as more privileged members of society (see white people). Numerous statistics from the Bureau of Justice statistics show that black people are shot far more than other ethnicities, even when they account for the fact that African Americans 16% of America's population. White people are found with more contraband on average yet black people receive harsher sentences (where white people sometimes don't even get jail time sometimes), but I digress. Point is, a police system that hires predominantly middle-class white people to police almost entirely black neighbourhoods is absurd, and part of the problem. If they can arrest white lone mass murders, then they can arrest unarmed black people. But they don't, and therein lies the concern.

    A lot of waffling, but you get the idea. A massive social issue but not much is being done to remedy it.

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    Ah yes very impressive

    I can't imagine how offended our police are when people protest shouting "hands up, don't shoot" when police hardly shoot anyone in this country.
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    (Original post by College_Dropout)
    London mandem gonna be out in force


    LOL ikr
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    (Original post by cipi)
    #whitelivesmatter #southafrica #zimbabwe
    Yes white lives matter, all lives matter. However not all lives are constantly held at gunpoint and oppressed through the media.
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    they dindu nuffin
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    (Original post by Trapz99)
    Lol why are they protesting in London?
    Probrably to raise awareness.
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    (Original post by Akamega)
    Ok, seems to be a lot of confusion.

    As others have mentioned, they're showing solidarity with African Americans who suffer from being disproportionately shot by the police. Its nothing to do with issues in the UK.

    #Blacklivesmatter, doesn't mean that other ethnicities lives don't matter. Rather, its an appeal for black people to be treated the same as more privileged members of society (see white people). Numerous statistics from the Bureau of Justice statistics show that black people are shot far more than other ethnicities, even when they account for the fact that African Americans 16% of America's population. White people are found with more contraband on average yet black people receive harsher sentences (where white people sometimes don't even get jail time sometimes), but I digress. Point is, a police system that hires predominantly middle-class white people to police almost entirely black neighbourhoods is absurd, and part of the problem. If they can arrest white lone mass murders, then they can arrest unarmed black people. But they don't, and therein lies the concern.

    A lot of waffling, but you get the idea. A massive social issue but not much is being done to remedy it.

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    The next one is tomorrow at 10:00 am at oxford circus
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    (Original post by HeimIX)
    Yes white lives matter, all lives matter. However not all lives are constantly held at gunpoint and oppressed through the media.
    Yea the way whites are.
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    (Original post by saraxh)
    It's to show solidarity
    Solidarity for cop killing racist terrorists you mean? The black lives matter movement is poised with extremists of all kind, ever since its existence.
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    (Original post by Galaxie501)
    Solidarity for cop killing racist terrorists you mean? The black lives matter movement is poised with extremists of all kind, ever since its existence.
    Tell that to all the news articles. http://metro.co.uk/2016/07/09/blackl...olice-5995986/
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    I agree with the most part of black lives matter movement,but I don't like it when they tend to victimise black criminals and with in the context the police are always painted as the bad guys,for just defending them selves e.g.michael brown.Nonetheless it is evident that black people are systematically oppressed by the criminal justice system,and we should do something about it.
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    (Original post by Galaxie501)
    Solidarity for cop killing racist terrorists you mean? The black lives matter movement is poised with extremists of all kind, ever since its existence.
    But what movement does not feature extremists?
    The lbgt has extremists, the bnp has or had extremists, religious organizations can have extremists.
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    (Original post by saraxh)
    Tell that to all the news articles. http://metro.co.uk/2016/07/09/blackl...olice-5995986/
    ah yes metro

    the peak of journalism

    are you going to get a salon article next?
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    They'll always blame White supremacy and never themselves

    When it is Blacks who commit so much crime and murder, towards largely themselves and those around them


    Much like feminists, who blame everything on White male supremacy when actually it is largely White male led Western civilisations who have helped women around the world
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    (Original post by EuanF)
    ah yes metro

    the peak of journalism

    are you going to get a salon article next?
    Don't patronize me. The BBC & The Evening Standard reported on this protest too.
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    Your hashtag is ridiculous. White lives have ALWAYS mattered. As for your statement, none of the men killed where killed BECAUSE THEY WERE WHITE. Black people are being killed by some police officers BECAUSE THEY ARE BLACK. Learn the difference and educate yourself.
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    (Original post by saraxh)
    Don't patronize me
    Then don't cite metro
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    (Original post by blaidd gwyn)
    They'll always blame White supremacy and never themselves

    When it is Blacks who commit so much crime and murder, towards largely themselves and those around them


    Much like feminists, who blame everything on White male supremacy when actually it is largely White male led Western civilisations who have helped women around the world
    Do you believe that if those two black men who have recently died would be dead if they had been white? No, becuase white men are never seen as a threat. Black on black crime is NOT the issue here. It's quite a stupid point really. There is white on white crime, asian on asian crime etc. You are part of the problem if you really think black people are to blame for the wrongful deaths of their brothers and sisters. A police officer is supposed to shoot as the LAST RESORT. Both men were in no position to harm the officer. White Supermacy does exist; this isn't to say that white people condone this or believe they are better than black people. BLM is not about alientating white people or making out that all white people are racist AS THAT IS NOT TRUE. But we can't scream 'all lives matter' when to many, black lives do not.
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    (Original post by Danny the Geezer)
    All these protests are in vain if a black guy lets his whole race down by killing five white cops in an act of violent retribution.
    That man was not involved in the BLM protest, it has been stated by many different dectectives/officers. He was definitely angry at white people, but that does not mean that black people believe that what he did was right. However, the pain and confusion that the police officers families and friends are feeling are what we feel everytime one of us is killed for no good reason. Shooting is supposed to be an officers last resort and that has not been demonstrated recently.
 
 
 
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