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Black squares dominate social media profiles for #BlackoutTuesday

Social media accounts across the internet went dark with pictures of black squares for #BlackoutTuesday – a protest against police brutality and the death of George Floyd.

News 12 Staff

Jun 3, 2020, 1:12 AM

Updated 1,421 days ago

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Social media accounts across the internet went dark with pictures of black squares for #BlackoutTuesday – a protest against police brutality and the death of George Floyd.
The effort was started by members of the music industry in response to Floyd’s death after an encounter with Minneapolis police officers.
Participants included New Jersey music icons like Jon Bon Jovi, Wyclef Jean and Gloria Gaynor.
But the movement also proved to be somewhat controversial. Singer-songwriter and Monmouth County native Charlie Puth tweeted, “I don’t understand those black boxes all over Instagram. White people’s voices are NEEDED to actively dismantle white supremacy…I will continue to educate myself and others today."
The movement spread beyond the music industry with many other notable people and members of the general public taking part.
Photos: Protests Across New Jersey
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