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Rest in Power, Beautiful #blacklivesmatter

Author: Black Lives Matter

Rest in Power, Beautiful

George Floyd couldn’t breathe. We can’t either.

We live in fear. Fear of walking outside. Wearing a hoodie. Going for a jog. Sleeping in our own home. Existing.

Every day, a new hashtag.

Every hour, a new injustice.

Every second, more pain.

We don’t deserve to live like this — and we continue to fight until white supremacy no longer permeates every corner of this country — until we can live full lives — freely.

Today, we remember George Floyd. And we remember every other Black life lost to police brutality, racial injustice, and white supremacy. Together, we fight for justice and #SayTheirNames. Please watch our next video and share on social. Keep the fight for justice alive.

Rest in Power, Beautiful #blacklivesmatter from BLM Global Network on Vimeo.

Every single Black life matters. From the neighborhoods of Sanford to the streets of Minneapolis and everywhere in between.

No matter who we are, no matter where we’re from, no matter what we do — we matter.

George Floyd was not the first. And until there are no more — the battle continues. Once again and always, we fight for justice.

George Floyd — like every hashtag before him — deserved to live. We must #SayHisName and #SayTheirNames until we can breathe. Until we can live.

Our lives have value, and the fight continues until every single human knows: Black Lives Matter.

Sign the Petition: #DefundThePolice

Enough is enough.

Our pain, our cries, and our need to be seen and heard resonate throughout this entire country.

We demand acknowledgment and accountability for the devaluation and dehumanization of Black life at the hands of the police.

We call for radical, sustainable solutions that affirm the prosperity of Black lives.

George Floyd’s violent death was a breaking point — an all too familiar reminder that, for Black people, law enforcement doesn’t protect or save our lives. They often threaten and take them.

Right now, Minneapolis and cities across our country are on fire, and our people are hurting — the violence against Black bodies felt in the ongoing mass disobedience, all while we grapple with a pandemic that is disproportionately affecting, infecting, and killing us.

We call for an end to the systemic racism that allows this culture of corruption to go unchecked and our lives to be taken.

We call for a national defunding of police. We demand investment in our communities and the resources to ensure Black people not only survive, but thrive. If you’re with us, add your name to the petition right now and help us spread the word.

Currently, we are fighting two deadly viruses: COVID-19 is threatening our health. White Supremacy is threatening our existence. And both are killing us every single day.

We demand real transformation NOW. Transformation that will hold law enforcement accountable for the violence they inflict, transformation of this racist system that breeds corruption, and transformation that ensures our people are not left behind.

It’s time for our cities and states to #DefundThePolice and #InvestInCommunities. Sign the petition right now, and share it with friends and family.

DMU Timestamp: May 11, 2020 21:16

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