‘People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people’ – Alan Moore, V for Vendetta

There’s really not much I can say about the current situation that hasn’t been said louder and better by folks whose voices carry far more weight than mine. And, non-American folks specifically, this thread might explain why things in the US are going the way they are (it sure as hells got it properly contextualised for me): https://twitter.com/Dark_Tesla/status/1267551166864461826

The police should protect and serve the people, not torture and murder them. Black trans lives matter. Black disabled lives matter. Black queer lives matter. Black lives matter.

(And, if you’re wondering why ‘Black lives matter’ and not ‘All lives matter’, this link might help: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-52892949 [tl;dr Of course all lives matter, but there’re a whole tonne of folks who seem to think that the lives of black folk don’t])

If you want something to do to help, this link has petitions and places to donate (though a note to non-American readers, a fair number of the petitions being shared right now seem to want a US zip code): https://blacklivesmatter.carrd.co/#

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