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10+ Powerful Signs From Black Lives Matter Protests Around The World

On May 25, 46-year-old George Floyd was killed when former Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck for nearly nine minutes, ignoring Floyd's desperate pleas for him to get off.

Outrage over Floyd's death has ignited a global movement, inspiring thousands of people everywhere to take to the streets and protest against racial injustice and police brutality.

While these demonstrations continue all around the world, we've collected some of the most powerful, poignant, and passionate signs we've seen so far in an effort to help make the voices of those protesters even louder.

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1. "We Deserve More Than Justice."

This sign, shared by Atlanta protester Maya Nicole on Instagram, demands that there be real change in addition to justice for Floyd, not only the latter.

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2. "All Mothers Were Summoned..."

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Graphic video footage of Floyd's death at the hands of Chauvin reveal he used his dying breaths to call out to his mother, who had died two years previously.

“Momma!” he shouted while immobilized on the ground in handcuffs. “Momma! I’m through."

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3. "Pro Black Is Not Anti White."

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This sign, spotted at a protest in Los Angeles, makes clear the point that many protesters have been trying to make: advocating for the lives of black people is not condemning those who are white.

Equal rights for others does not mean less rights for you.

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4. "Racism is So American..."

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This sign is making a point that is being quite hotly contested by some people in America. While it's not saying racism is exclusive to the U.S., the message here is that it is, however, deeply embedded in the culture.

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5. "Signed, A Black RN."

Courtney Paige, a nurse from Minnesota, shared this sign on Instagram.

"I have never felt so empowered, informed, and supported," she captioned the post. "This is just the beginning and I will continue to say their names."

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6. "We Just Need Your Help..."

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This sign is driving home the point that yes, all lives do matter. But there are people who are acting like black lives simply don't, hence the protests that have spilled over into different countries all around the world.

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7. "What About Black Lives?"

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This sign, spotted in a Wisconsin town, is giving inactive, perhaps even resistant locals a much-needed wake up call.

Where are the people who were so passionate about lifting the lockdown a month ago that they literally took to the streets with signs? Where are they now when there's something more important to advocate, something that doesn't just serve their own self-interests?

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8. "This Protest Sign Against Police Brutality."

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Originally posted on Reddit by a stranger, the man behind this poignant sign has sign spoken up on the site to reveal the design was inspired by this photo from the Institute for Progressive Memetics.

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9. "Our Kneeling Never Killed Anyone."

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This sign was spotted at a protest in Oakland, California, and references the peaceful kneeling protests against police brutality, as led by NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

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10. "Stop Killing Us."

Instagram user Breezy Rose posted this heartbreaking photo of her husband and daughter posing with their protest signs in Kansas.

"When I tell you I cried after snapping this picture at a rally for George Floyd today... I sobbed," she wrote. "This is our reality. This is reality for every black person in our country."

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11. "If They Open Fire Stand Behind Me."

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While not a sign, this powerful message written on the back of a woman's shirt acknowledges the difference in treatment a white woman receives versus a person of color when it comes to the police.

Similar to this image of white women locking arms to protect black protesters, she is offering to use her privilege to defend minorities who need protecting.

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