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  • During 2014 and 2015, thousands of New Yorkers protested in the streets of Manhattan under the slogan "Black Lives Matter", demanding justice for Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Akai Gurley and all victims of police violence against African Americans in the United States. The #BlackLivesMatter movement was created in 2012 after Trayvon Martin’s murderer, George Zimmerman, was acquitted for his crime, and dead 17-year old Trayvon was post-humously placed on trial for his own murder.

    Taking this picture of protesters intertwining their arms during the march in January 2015 was a reminder of the images of to the historic march from Selma to Montgomery on march 25th 1965 against the lack of voting rights of African Americans, and made me wander if black people are still second-class citizens in the U.S., where racial segregation and discrimination remained by law in some states until almost 50 years ago.

    According to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People African Americans are incarcerated at nearly six times the rate of whites, even when they represent less than the 15% of the total population.
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