In big cities, joining a group of like-minded people at a Black Lives Matter protest is very easy. People are protesting the murder or George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and so many others killed by racist police violence, and they’re doing it in enormous numbers in every state. It’s amazing and inspiring.
What’s also inspiring are the people who can’t join a big group, because they live in a place that is affluent and predominantly white or rural and predominantly white. Places where people are more likely to be racist and more likely to trust the police. Places where there is a much smaller population. In those places, standing up for what’s right is a lonelier action, but incredibly moving to see. Below are some of the lone protestors who have shown up to be a voice for BLM and justice everywhere. Every voice counts.
My mom did her own march since none of her friends wanted to join her ❤️ pic.twitter.com/ErL9NUyeoe
— Jeorge 🕺🏾 (@baddiejezzy) June 2, 2020
Shout to to this guy for somehow getting the cops called on him for his one man protest (credit tiktok user shanemeyers1) pic.twitter.com/yJWmbrOAyk
— Swagapinos 4 Black Power (@jonny_is_good) June 3, 2020