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25 positive changes to come out of Black Lives Matter protests around the world

Twitter user Emma last week began compiling a list of examples of change brought about by protests with a reminder to keep fighting for a permanent shift in society.

25 positive changes to come out of Black Lives Matter protests around the world
Image Source: A memorial site where George Floyd died May 25 while in police custody, on June 1, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

As we enter week three of nationwide Black Lives Matter protests set off by the murder of George Floyd by former police officer Derek Chauvin, we've begun to see some long-overdue reforms against racism and police brutality. While racists have attempted to paint many of these demonstrations in a bad light by highlighting instances of violence—which more often than not were elicited by police forces in full riot gear—the small victories along the way tell a different tale. Twitter user Emma last week began compiling a list of such examples of change brought about by these protests with a reminder to keep fighting for a permanent shift in society.



 



 

The Twitter thread has since gone viral with many other users contributing to the list with more examples of reforms happening across the world. Here are 25 of these big and small victories:

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