Peaceful Protests: The Black Lives Matter Movement

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Why doesn’t the average person take the Black Lives Matter movement seriously? Like many movements, the initial purpose of BLM has become perverted by an ignorant population of its followers; this group shouldn’t be a representative of the entire movement but sadly they tend to be the most well known. Generally, the crowds that gather to represent BLM are peaceful. However, these peaceful protests aren’t the ones that attract the most attention; it’s the violent ones. After 5 police officers were murdered in Dallas, a nearby 7/11 was looted. As police responded, they were confronted by a large group of protesters who were said to have been “taunting” the police officers. These disgusting actions shouldn’t be representative the BLM movement,
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