Social media has become a source of weapon to call out those who are considered the most powerful. Read this article and see how public can use the platform of social media to call out those in the place of power and how collectively this can make a strong impact.
The year 2020 is proving to be the toughest year of the decade. There is no doubt about this. On one hand, there is the spread of the deadly contagious virus that has already claimed the lives of many and on the other hand, the unfair death of George Floyd has sparked outrage and protests globally. The protests to get justice for Floyd's cold-blooded murder are not for his blood only but it is also for the rights and freedom of African Americans who face discrimination in every way and form even in the 21st century.
The First Amendment gives Americans the right to assemble peacefully and air their views. And the FBI “respects the rights of individuals to peacefully exercise their First Amendment rights,” as stated in its press release published on the 1st of June.
Recently, on its official Twitter page, the FBI asked people to help them by reporting violent individuals who have participated in the protests. In response to this plead, the public shared countless evidence of police using hostile force with the civilians.
I have information regarding looters during the protests. pic.twitter.com/yxMnsWVlo8— The Sauce Locator (@SourceLocator) June 2, 2020
The call is coming from inside the house. pic.twitter.com/yF9uAJWV9X— Nate Igor Smith (@drivenbyboredom) June 1, 2020
start with cops breaking the window to a naturalizer store pic.twitter.com/qrwXu6rwEG— SAY HIS NAME: OSCAR GRANT! (@Glamuary) June 2, 2020
I’m no law enforcement expert but I imagine you could start with a database of their badge numbers and go from there.— Mickey Fisher (@MickeyFisher73) June 2, 2020
SHOCKING: to see members of the media also taking direct, *intentional* punches and swings from police as they cleared the streets of protesters outside the White House. #protest #Washington #WashingtonDCProtest #PictureOfTheDay pic.twitter.com/40O1mPo9Ns— George (@noonelistnstome) June 2, 2020
1️⃣2️⃣2️⃣ Richmond, VA: police start using tear gas at peaceful protest near Monument Avenue— T. Greg Doucette (@greg_doucette) June 1, 2020