As an aftermath of the black man, George Floyd’s killing in Minnesota, and protests taking over the entire USA, social media went out and protested with #BlackoutTuesday, a day that was promoted by activists to observe, mourn and demand a change of policy. The movement spread on social media like wildfire and alongside the entire world, Pakistani celebrities too posted solemn messages featuring stark black backgrounds, tagging the posts #BlackLivesMatter.
Here’s who posted what during the Blackout Tuesday, standing for George Floyd and the community.
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. . . “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character…” MLK My beautiful friends… This is a matter of humanity!!! Of goodness and basic human kindness and decency!!! My heart is breaking. So many people are hurting right now. How can anyone say they love this country and not do something when they see lives cut short because of the color of their skin? We need to erase the fear and hatred that exists. Not erase people. We are all God’s children. We need to love and appreciate all the beautiful things that every individual person is. There are more of us who live a life of love and acceptance than those who live in rage and hate. Do not let the angry, and hateful win!! Say something. Do something. Let’s build bridges not burn them. We have lost our way these past few years but we can find our way back. We need to speak up and speak love. Every chance we get… we need to storm the polls in November and VOTE… we need change!!! Somethings got to change!! 🙏🏻🙏🏼🙏🏽🙏🏾🙏🏿 #JusticeForGerogeFloyd #GeorgeFloyd #BreonnaTaylor #AhmaudArbery #TooManyOthers
— Asad Siddiqui (@AsadSiddiqui_) June 2, 2020
— Zara Noor Abbas Siddiqui (@ZaraNoorAbbas) June 2, 2020
ALL Muslim-Americans who are of voting age, must make sure that we inform , organise & take action. #BlackLivesMatter Nov 3 show your strength & make your voice heard. This is a matter of life & death.
— salman ahmad (@sufisal) June 2, 2020
Open your eyes America, open your eyes.. @donlemon on @CNN it is almost Martial Law time in America 2020. I never thought we will see a day like this in the so called greates democracy in the world. What a shame. #dcblackout #BlackLivesMatter #GeorgeFloyd #Americaundersiedge pic.twitter.com/fDmhDr5I3T
— Fakhr-e-Alam (@falamb3) June 1, 2020