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#BlackOutTuesday: Fighting Police Brutality In Solidarity With #BlackLivesMatter

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Coordinators of “The Show Must Be Paused” project called for TV, record labels, businesses, corporations, and celebrities to fill their social media accounts (on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) with black squares on Tuesday, June 2, in solidarity against police brutality and racial injustices towards African Americans in what they’ve referred to as #BlackOutTuesday.

The campaign was sparked by the global unrest in response to 46-year-old Black bouncer, George Floyd, getting murdered by Derek Chauvin, a White police officer, who pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck until he died, as three other officers and bystanders watched in Minnesota on May 25.

Blackout Tuesday is “a day to disconnect from work and reconnect with our community” through “an urgent step of action to provoke accountability and change,” the organizers said.

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