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Black Lives Matter: Social movement originating in the United States
Black Lives Matter (BLM) is an organized movement advocating for non-violent civil disobedience in protest against incidents of police brutality against African-American people. An organization known simply as Black Lives Matter exists as a decentralized network with about 16 chapters in the United States and Canada, while a larger Black Lives Matter movement exists consisting of various separate like-minded organizations such as Dream Defenders and Assata's Daughters. The broader movement and its related organizations typically advocate against police violence towards black people, as well as for various other policy changes considered to be related to black liberation.

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Graham Thorpe: No room for racism in our sport [Video]

Graham Thorpe: No room for racism in our sport

England Cricket Assistant Coach Graham Thorpe discusses how both his side and the West Indies took a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement before today's Test match.

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Will Smith has been called the N-word by police 'on more than 10 occasions' [Video]

Will Smith has been called the N-word by police 'on more than 10 occasions'

Will Smith revealed he has been called the N-word by police officers on "more than 10 occasions" as he reflected on the Black Lives Matter movement.

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England and West Indies take a knee ahead of first Test [Video]

England and West Indies take a knee ahead of first Test

England and the West Indies ushered in the long-awaited return of international cricket by coming together in a show of support for the Black Lives Matter movement, taking the knee together before the..

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New York Attorney General Stops Donations to Black Lives Matter Foundation [Video]

New York Attorney General Stops Donations to Black Lives Matter Foundation

The nonprofit, unaffiliated with the global movement, was ordered to stop accepting donations in the state due to failure to file financial disclosures.

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Keke Palmer understands the violence of the Black Lives Matter protests [Video]

Keke Palmer understands the violence of the Black Lives Matter protests

Keke Palmer can "understand" the violence that has followed in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests, as some people believe lashing out is "their only option".

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Anthony Anderson on "Historic" Nature of Kanye West's Presidential Bid, Don Lemon & Terry Crews Have Heated Black Lives Matter E [Video]

Anthony Anderson on "Historic" Nature of Kanye West's Presidential Bid, Don Lemon & Terry Crews Have Heated Black Lives Matter E

Terry Crews joined Don Lemon on CNN to talk about the actor's criticism of the Black Lives Matter movement, Halle Berry backs out of transgender role in an untitled film and Anthony Anderson talks..

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Don Lemon, Terry Crews Have Heated Debate About Black Lives Matter Movement | THR News [Video]

Don Lemon, Terry Crews Have Heated Debate About Black Lives Matter Movement | THR News

Don Lemon and Terry Crews had a heated, but respectful conversation Monday night about the actor's criticism of the Black Lives Matter movement

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Stand-in captain Ben Stokes confirms BLM ‘gesture’ from England before Test [Video]

Stand-in captain Ben Stokes confirms BLM ‘gesture’ from England before Test

Stand-in England captain Ben Stokes has said his team will “show a gesture” to the Black Lives Matter movement but did not confirm whether that would mean taking a knee.Stokes said: “There is..

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Naomi Campbell confident that fashion industry will change after Black Lives Matter movement [Video]

Naomi Campbell confident that fashion industry will change after Black Lives Matter movement

Naomi Campbell is confident the fashion industry will "change" as a result of the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Sir Patrick Stewart resumes sonnet readings after Black Lives Matter break [Video]

Sir Patrick Stewart resumes sonnet readings after Black Lives Matter break

Sir Patrick Stewart has picked up his Sonnet a Day initiative to complete his goal to read of all William Shakespeare's poetry online.

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Harry says change is coming during equal rights discussion alongside Meghan [Video]

Harry says change is coming during equal rights discussion alongside Meghan

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have joined young leaders to discuss fairness, justice and equal rights, with Harry telling them: "There is no turning back now, everything is coming to a head."Harry and..

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Johnson: People should not be ‘bullied’ into ‘taking the knee’ [Video]

Johnson: People should not be ‘bullied’ into ‘taking the knee’

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he would decline to take the knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, because he felt it was "very, very important not to do things that make life difficult..

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Mahatma Gandhi's statue in US inaugurated again after being vandalised during protest [Video]

Mahatma Gandhi's statue in US inaugurated again after being vandalised during protest

The statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Washington DC in USA, where it was vandalised during 'Black Lives Matter' protest was restored to its old glory and inaugurated again in Washington DC. The inauguration..

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Donald Trump Calls Black Lives Matter Mural a ‘Symbol of Hate’ [Video]

Donald Trump Calls Black Lives Matter Mural a ‘Symbol of Hate’

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump denounced New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s recent support of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement.

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Spike Lee welcomes white support for Black Lives Matter movement [Video]

Spike Lee welcomes white support for Black Lives Matter movement

Spike Lee is optimistic about the future of the Black Lives Matter movement because the protests have had such strong support from young white activists.

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Terry Crews under fire over controversial Black Lives Matter tweet [Video]

Terry Crews under fire over controversial Black Lives Matter tweet

Terry Crews is facing backlash once again over his controversial thoughts regarding the Black Lives Matter movement.

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#AfricaForBlackLives gives BLM voice to Africans [Video]

#AfricaForBlackLives gives BLM voice to Africans

A collective of artists in Senegal has launched #AfricaForBlackLives, asking people to paint a wall black, write the hashtag and take a picture of themselves on one knee in front of it. Sisipho..

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Who was Edward Colston, why was his statue toppled? [Video]

Who was Edward Colston, why was his statue toppled?

Edward Colston becomes symbol for UK's Black Lives Matter movement as his statue is brought down in Bristol.

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Alicia Keys: We should hold each other accountable [Video]

Alicia Keys: We should hold each other accountable

Alicia Keys feels it is important to "hold each other accountable" amidst the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Black Lives Matter protesters in Australia call for anti-racism education, action on deaths in custody

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Black Lives Matter advocates will again fight police in court for protest rights in NSW

An application will be heard in the NSW Supreme Court on Friday morning to prohibit a Black Lives Matter protest planned for Newcastle.
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An application will be heard in the NSW Supreme Court on Friday morning to prohibit a Black Lives Matter protest planned for Newcastle.
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Black Lives Matter movement prompts calls for greater focus on Indigenous history in Australian schools

The global Black Lives Matter movement has in part highlighted the way students learn about black history and educators in Australia say more can be done here.
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Greg Hunt says Black Lives Matter protests contributed to Melbourne coronavirus spike

Only four people tested positive to coronavirus after the 6 June Black Lives Matter demonstrations, but Greg Hunt still believes they had a role to play in the recent spike in Melbourne.
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Did Australia's Black Lives Matter protests cause a spike in COVID-19 cases?

Since the 6 June Black Lives Matter protests took place across Australia, there has not been mass outbreaks of COVID-19 as some had warned.
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NSW launches deaths in custody inquiry following Black Lives Matter protests

The motion, moved by the Greens late on Wednesday, acknowledged "the unacceptably high level of First Nations people in custody in NSW".
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Victoria records 18 new coronavirus cases, including a third Black Lives Matter protester

A third Black Lives Matter protester has tested positive to coronavirus in Victoria, though it's understood they were not infectious when they were demonstrating.
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As calls for social justice reverberate around the world, sport and politics are more entwined than ever

As more sporting bodies and personalities stand with the Black Lives Matter movement, their ability to create real social and political change has come to the fore.
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Police arrest protesters during Black Lives Matter rally in Brisbane

Among the arrested protesters was prominent Indigenous rights activist and Aboriginal elder Wayne Wharton.
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After two weeks of Black Lives Matter protests around the country, questions are being asked about whether the action will bring about meaningful change.
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Black Lives Matter protester in Denmark was infected with coronavirus, health minister says

Denmark's health minister on Tuesday urged people who took part in a large Black Lives Matter demonstration in Copenhagen to get tested for COVID-19 after one protester tested positive.
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'Black Lives Matter' banner removed at U.S. embassy in South Korea after Trump displeased: sources

A large “Black Lives Matter” banner draped on the outside of the U.S. embassy in Seoul was removed on Monday after President Donald Trump expressed his displeasure about it, two people familiar..
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Calls for action, not words, as Johnson launches UK racism commission

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson came under pressure on Monday to deliver action on racism after he launched a commission on the issue following Black Lives Matter protests.
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Second person tests positive for COVID-19 after attending Melbourne Black Lives Matter protest

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Britain's Johnson to launch cross-government commission on racism

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said a cross-government commission would examine racism and the disparities experienced by minority ethnic groups in education, health and the criminal justice..
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Black Lives Matter protesters march through Tokyo

Thousands of protesters in Tokyo took part in a Black Lives Matter march on Sunday, calling for an end to racial discrimination and police abuse after the killing of African American George Floyd in..
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U.S. embassy in Seoul displays Black Lives Matter banner in support of anti-racism protests

The U.S. embassy in Seoul draped a huge Black Lives Matter banner on its mission building and tweeted a picture of it in support of an anti-racism campaign across America.
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Far-right and anti-racism protesters scuffle in London

Scuffles broke out in London on Saturday between far-right activists, Black Lives Matter protesters and police trying to keep the two sides apart.
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Thousands attend Black Lives Matter protests across Australia

Thousands of people across Australia attended Black Lives Matter protests on Saturday wearing masks and practising social distancing amid warnings from state leaders to call off the events on fears of..
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Taiwan Black Lives Matter protest gets indigenous twist

Hundreds packed into a park in central Taipei on Saturday for a Black Lives Matter protest, with a group of indigenous Taiwanese given prominent billing to draw attention to discrimination against the..
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Thousands rally in Perth and Darwin on second weekend of Australian Black Lives Matter protests

Protests in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and against Aboriginal deaths in custody have been held in Darwin and Perth.
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Thousands gather across Darwin and Perth for Black Lives Matter protests

Protests in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and against Aboriginal deaths in custody have been held in Darwin and Perth.
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Hundreds gather for Black Lives Matter solidarity protest in Darwin

Hundreds have slowly marched through Darwin’s CBD in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
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NSW Police denies officer knowingly made alt-right hand symbol after photo circulates on social media

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WA Attorney General slams state's 'systemic discrimination' ahead of more Black Lives Matter rallies

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Scott Morrison shoots down ideas of stripping benefits from Black Lives Matter protesters

Scott Morrison has dismissed suggestions the federal government could stop paying people's welfare payments if they attend protests this weekend.
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Public health expert says Black Lives Matter protests should be allowed to go ahead

The Prime Minister has warned Australians against attending this weekend's protests, but experts say this sets a dangerous precedent for democracy.
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UK courts prepare fast-track prosecutions for Black Lives Matter protests: The Times

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British health minister urges protesters not to attend rallies

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AFL players take a knee in support of Black Lives Matter movement

AFL players have taken a knee for the Black Lives Matter movement before the opening bounce of Thursday night's Richmond and Collingwood clash at the MCG.
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Australian PM draws criticism for "no slavery in Australia" comment

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Indigenous groups in Australia overwhelmed with support due to Black Lives Matter rallies

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Australian officials warn Black Lives Matter protesters of potential arrest

Australian officials warned supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement on Thursday they could be fined or arrested if they breach coronavirus restrictions to take part in public protests.
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Scott Morrison says anyone who goes to Black Lives Matter rallies should be charged after Melbourne protester tests positive to coronavirus

A man in his 30s who attended the Black Lives Matter protests in Melbourne on Saturday has tested positive for coronavirus.
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Vic protester tests positive to COVID-19

A person who went to Melbourne's Black Lives Matter protest at the weekend has now tested positive to coronavirus, authorities have confirmed.
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Scott Morrison says police should charge protesters at Black Lives Matter rallies this weekend

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says it is unacceptable for people to go to upcoming Black Lives Matter protests.
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NSW 'indigenous court needed' to close gap

NSW indigenous advocates are calling for the establishment of the Walama Court in the state's justice system in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests.
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British opposition leader Starmer takes a knee in support of Black Lives Matter

British opposition Labour Party leader Keir Starmer was photographed taking a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement on Tuesday.
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South Australia blocks Black Lives Matter protest as other leaders warn of coronavirus

South Australian Authorities won't grant another exemption from COVID-19 restrictions for a second Black Lives Matter rally in Adelaide.
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Britain's interior minister says violent protestors should face justice

A minority of protesters who were violent during the weekend's "Black Lives Matter" protests in Britain undermined the cause and should face justice, interior minister Priti Patel said on Monday.
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Everyone who attended Black Lives Matter rallies over the weekend should self-isolate for two weeks, AMA boss says

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