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#BlackLivesMatter - Protests in America
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06-02-2020, 11:25 AM -
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It's the attacks on the members of the media that are the biggest and most concerning change recently. We've always known the US police are brutal and racist. The USA is clearly dysfunctional, politically unrepresentative and structurally racist but it could still claim to be a 'democracy'. These are signs that the USA is not a democracy.

The videos where media members have separated themselves from the protestors and you can see the police, fully armed, change their direction and go after the media are something out of a dictatorship.

It's almost like they have had someone telling them the media are the enemy for the past few years Monty Oh Well
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06-02-2020, 11:39 AM -
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06-02-2020, 11:51 AM -
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Has any MP spoke up about all this?
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06-02-2020, 12:04 PM -
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Why are folk in Australia protesting?
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06-02-2020, 12:07 PM -
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Its an Australian camera crew in Washington DC.

What happens when the police start attacking foreign media members? I doubt Boris would say anything.
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06-02-2020, 12:11 PM -
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I know but i seen sydney was full of protestors as well. Most Americans don't even know a world exists outside America, probably couldn't even point to europe on a map.

Not sure why people in other countries would be protesting for something in America.
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06-02-2020, 12:14 PM -
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It’s not just America though, racism is prevalent everywhere and people have decided now’s the time to make a stand. No harm in showing solidarity with the Americans suffering as well, got to try and put pressure on them somehow, regardless of how futile it might be. 

Not a bad thing to stand up and fight for what you believe in.
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06-02-2020, 12:14 PM -
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(06-02-2020, 12:11 PM)Shteve Wrote: I know but i seen sydney was full of protestors as well. Most Americans don't even know a world exists outside America, probably couldn't even point to europe on a map.

Not sure why people in other countries would be protesting for something in America.

Have a look at police treatment of aboriginals in Australia. And treatment of them in general.

This is now about more than a guy being killed in America.
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06-02-2020, 12:17 PM -
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06-02-2020, 12:18 PM -
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It just annoys me because i see it as more of a bandwagon jumping than anything else, oh look there's a protest i want to join in, what we protesting about?
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06-02-2020, 12:20 PM -
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See Boogie in the Morning went 'silent on social media' today. Warnock

Some of the comments on the facebook post man Monty Chuckle
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06-02-2020, 12:24 PM -
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(06-02-2020, 12:17 PM)The Great 5G Wrote:


Warnock

This sort of thing bugs me a bit tbh. He's making it about him as Hollywood types tend to do. 'You don't deserve my movies anymore' Monty Ha They're shite anyway mate.

I hate to link accounts like this, but he's right



Rogen's movies are disproportionally white. Another one full of shite.
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06-02-2020, 12:35 PM -
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(06-02-2020, 12:20 PM)Mikey Wrote: See Boogie in the Morning went 'silent on social media' today. Warnock

Some of the comments on the facebook post man  Monty Chuckle

What happened with him

Not that I'm bothered by the comings of a local radio deejay usually, but he married a lassie I went to school with.
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06-02-2020, 12:40 PM -
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(06-02-2020, 12:18 PM)Shteve Wrote: It just annoys me because i see it as more of a bandwagon jumping than anything else, oh look there's a protest i want to join in, what we protesting about?

A bird I know just posted on Instagram that she’s stopped speaking to a guy she was seeing because he refused to share a black square on his insta Warnock
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06-02-2020, 12:41 PM -
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(06-02-2020, 12:35 PM)CoroNaFish Wrote: What happened with him

Not that I'm bothered by the comings of a local radio deejay usually, but he married a lassie I went to school with.

I think he's just doing the #blackouttuesday thing. Which is fair enough.
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06-02-2020, 12:41 PM -
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(06-02-2020, 12:35 PM)CoroNaFish Wrote: What happened with him

Not that I'm bothered by the comings of a local radio deejay usually, but he married a lassie I went to school with.

He was just doing it in solidarity with the protesters in America. Admirable enough I suppose but I'm not sure an Edinburgh disc jockey not tweeting for a day is going to help much.
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06-02-2020, 12:49 PM -
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Ah. As much it's probably highly ineffective it's unlikely to gain him followers/listeners so fair play.
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06-02-2020, 12:51 PM -
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(06-02-2020, 12:18 PM)Shteve Wrote: It just annoys me because i see it as more of a bandwagon jumping than anything else, oh look there's a protest i want to join in, what we protesting about?

If more and more people speak up, games stop getting released, music stops getting released and sports stars protest, how long until they have to stop and take notice?

If only the people it affected protested then it’s unlikely that anything positive would happen.
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06-02-2020, 12:51 PM -
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(06-02-2020, 12:24 PM)Ross Kemp On Spice Wrote: This sort of thing bugs me a bit tbh. He's making it about him as Hollywood types tend to do. 'You don't deserve my movies anymore'  Monty Ha  They're shite anyway mate.  

I hate to link accounts like this, but he's right



Rogen's movies are disproportionally white. Another one full of shite.



Yeah let’s hold the guy who makes films about stoners, pornos and one night stands to higher standards than the fucking president  Monty Ha
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06-02-2020, 12:55 PM -
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(06-02-2020, 12:51 PM)Kashinda Wrote: If more and more people speak up, games stop getting released, music stops getting released and sports stars protest, how long until they have to stop and take notice?

If only the people it affected protested then it’s unlikely that anything positive would happen.

I agree with the above, however loads of randoms in Scotland posting a black square on Instagram seems more to me that people want to be *seen* to be doing something, rather than actually doing something. It’s the same with the clap for the NHS thing, yeah it’s good to show support and it’s marginally better than doing nothing, but it’s not really achieving anything.
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