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Photos show how the Black Lives Matter protests compare to civil rights demonstrations in the 1960s

INSIDER Logo By sgrindell@insider.com (Samantha Grindell) of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 21: Protests have erupted across the United States in response to the death of George Floyd, who died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck even as Floyd told him that he couldn't breathe. The Black Lives Matter demonstrations are similar to those that took place in the 1960s during the civil rights movement. Photos comparing protests from the 1960s and from 2020 show that demonstrators have used similar strategies and have been met with similar force from the police. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.Read the original article on Insider

Photos show how the Black Lives Matter protests compare to civil rights demonstrations in the 1960s

  • Protests have erupted across the United States in response to the death of George Floyd, who died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck even as Floyd told him that he couldn't breathe. 
  • The Black Lives Matter demonstrations are similar to those that took place in the 1960s during the civil rights movement. 
  • Photos comparing protests from the 1960s and from 2020 show that demonstrators have used similar strategies and have been met with similar force from the police. 
  • Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.
Read the original article on Insider
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