Over the weekend, protests against police brutality sparked by the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin took over the country. In some places, fires were set, glass was broken, and corporate storefronts were looted. There is a lot of debate over who is responsible for the property damage, but one thing is certain: the media loves reporting on burning cop cars much more than they love reporting on peaceful protestors marching for justice.
Twitter user @tomakeupwityou started a thread for “beautiful moments during the protests that the media won’t show,” because people should see these things, too.
beautiful moments during protests that the media won’t show; a thread 🖤— kylee (@tomakeupwityou) May 31, 2020
Many people joined in to show clips or pictures from the protests in their cities, creating a long thread of people dancing, chanting, walking peacefully, and kneeling in silent protest of police violence against Black men and women. There is a lot more of this sort of demonstration than anything else.
Put this on the news. pic.twitter.com/YfXB2x6bcz— Frosty (@FrostyTheSkid) May 30, 2020
This was beautiful ... absolutely beautiful— Harrison Sanford (@HarrisonSanford) May 30, 2020
This thing went sideways once the cops tried to stop the march from getting into Beverly Hills going west of Fairfax and 3rd pic.twitter.com/6Y2gl4tcLW
Harlem, New York‼️ pic.twitter.com/mrFh41tXFo— Gomu Gomu No Wavy (@nest_lEe_140) May 31, 2020
“the kid is more important” 🥺— keira | BLM (@TELLM3WEREOKAY) May 31, 2020
This is the most important message - get out there and vote!!!— HitMan (@DanjaNinja) June 1, 2020
What a lovely sight to see— Gavin Henry (@oo_spool) May 31, 2020
this was taken in Memphis, TN, it was peaceful and the cops let them do it, there was no one harmed (that i have heard of as of rn), and theyre going to be protesting everyday at 6:30 until the cop is charged— recawyatt⁷ #BLACKLIVESMATTER (@recawyatt_) May 31, 2020
Toronto ?— Bobby (@urnotmyrealmom) May 31, 2020
Louisville KY. pic.twitter.com/X2YmIBBnlt— BLACK LIVES MATTER (@simplypeachy__) May 31, 2020
peaceful protest yesterday morning in Columbia, South Carolina 💛 pic.twitter.com/bVWqA7dClc— ᴊᴀᴅᴀ ♡ (@kpopfan02) May 31, 2020
thank you for sharing this one babes❤️— chloe dooley (@ChloeDooleyy) May 31, 2020
From Brooklyn. Music and dancing in the streets. pic.twitter.com/Y27oUHeahA— Sarah A | ساره 🇱🇧 (@sa0un) May 31, 2020
Peaceful protest in Chicago 5/30/20— μέλι (@honeybadgerbbx) May 31, 2020
Video is by @musenpet on insta pic.twitter.com/fgUAENIBJu
There’s also this one. pic.twitter.com/k8g4tg1ns6— Shea Marie♡ BLM (@sheamarie22) May 31, 2020
❤— Robert Weir (@weir_robert) June 1, 2020
Oh that last picture HURT 😔💔 #BlackLivesMatter— Sage 🥰 (@sisimademe) June 1, 2020
Barclays center NY pic.twitter.com/fUWRyEldIt— Zarai Grande (@zaraimakeup) May 31, 2020
Buffalo NY, protestors kneeled for 9mins in Niagara square outside of city hall chanting “I can’t breathe” pic.twitter.com/FCiseLJYs8— le (@leahmelsonnn) May 31, 2020