Ashton Kutcher Says "All Lives Matter" Phrase Is "Missing the Point"

Lawrence Kim
June 3, 2020

On Instagram, when users search for posts for Black Lives Matter, they are now met by a wall of blanked out images or even a completely black screen, which activists claim is hiding images and news about the ongoing protests.

The thousands of celebrities, companies and other supporters who have posted black squares on social media to support protests in the United States over the death of George Floyd have inadvertently filled searches for "Black Lives Matter" with blank images, campaigners warn.

People across the United Kingdom have also been asked to "take the knee" - an American gesture to protest racism in the USA - at 6 pm (1700GMT) everywhere in solidarity with George Floyd.

But a post on the event's Facebook page is now asking people to stay at home over coronavirus concerns. We will be live-streaming the protest online and we ask that those of you who were wishing to attend, instead stay at home and tune into the livestream.

"We understand the anger that has motivated people to come out and protest across the U.S. and also here in Britain".

The clock tower in Stevenage town centre was illuminated in purple last night, in a striking sign of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

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So far nearly 1,000 people have signed up to protest. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

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