Black Lives Matter protests stop cars and trams across England

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Rediculous .. They don't even have the same issue there as in the US, the cops in England don't even carry guns.
 

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Not disputing statistics about how many shootings just the fact that the UK does have armed police and armed rapid response vehicles.
 

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Not disputing statistics about how many shootings just the fact that the UK does have armed police and armed rapid response vehicles.
Well ya okay .. But not the average cop on the street and the don't go around shooting unarmed black people, so what are they protesting about?
 

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so what are they protesting about?
From the article:
In a statement the UK Black Lives Movement said: "[We] have #Shutdown roads in London, Birmingham, Manchester and Nottingham to mourn those who have died in custody and to protest the ongoing racist violence of the police, border enforcement, structural inequalities and the everyday indignity of street racism.

"We have chosen today for our action to commemorate the fifth anniversary of Mark Duggan's death at the hands of the Metropolitan Police. We stand in solidarity with the families and friends of all who have died at the hands of the British state."

Nottingham Organiser Cara Thompson said: "We need people to listen, to really stop and listen to what is happening to black people - not just in the USA.

"The murder of our kids, our families, the fact that black people are three times less likely to be hired for a job."
 
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The UK was one of the last places I would have thought this would have come up in, then I suppose we could really expect the trend to move from country to country like most things these days.
 

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What says that Black Lives Matter protests can only be in countries where it happens ?
 
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What says that Black Lives Matter protests can only be in countries where it happens ?
That is very true and we do see other protest being done about situations in a lot of other countries.
 

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I think people would take these BLM protesters more seriously if they started first with the black on black violence that's rampant in the US before they even begin to start with violence anything else on black violence. How can they sit there and say black lives matter when the black on black violence demonstrates clearly that not even black people think other black people's lives matter. All anyone sees when they look at BLM is a bunch of hypocrites because of it.
 
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