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We strapped up our boots, pulled back our hair and tied a scarf around our faces as we mobilized to the streets to protest for our Black brother #GeorgeFloyd. Black women are always on the front lines of every major movement and this one is no different.

The death of #GeorgeFloyd has sparked outrage around the nation and every race of people have taken to the streets to demand justice in the face of systematic oppression and inequality.

The protests evolved into a #BlackLivesMatter rally cry, spawning larger gatherings, riots and looting to raise awareness around the issues Black people face simply being Black.

Imagers of protestors being pelted with rubber bullets, pepper-sprayed and tear-gassed, pushed and beaten are reminiscent of the Civil Rights Movement. Black women are a fixture in the images, putting their bodies in danger for the cause. Chanting with the people and confronting oppressors — unmoved by their heavy gear of fear tactics.

See these powerful images of Black women protesting.

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1. A female protester is arrested in Santa Monica during a…

A female protester is arrested in Santa Monica during a... Source:Getty

SANTA MONICA, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES – 2020/05/31: A female protester is arrested in Santa Monica during a protest against the killing of George Floyd. Protesters took to the streets of Los Angeles for the fifth day in a row in a stance against the killing of George Floyd by former Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin. Many of the posters congregated in Santa Monica, where a peaceful protest soon devolved into clashes with police and heavy looting by many protesters. (Photo by Stanton Sharpe/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) photography,horizontal,usa,adult,california,city of los angeles,day,females,women,city,north america,street,standing,rebellion,city street,minneapolis,police force,former,conflict,arrest,protest,santa monica,protestor,killing,riot,racial tensions,black lives matter,social movement,george floyd,derek chauvin

2. World Reacts To George Floyd Death

World Reacts To George Floyd Death Source:Getty

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 01: Protesters take part in a ‘Black Lives Matter’ demonstration near Marble Arch on June 01, 2020 in London, England. Protests and riots continue across American following the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Chauvin, 44, was charged last Friday with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) photography,horizontal,topix,uk,england,london – england,human interest,social issues,protest,protestor,participant,black lives matter,social movement,marble arch – london

3. CANADA-VANCOUVER-RALLY

CANADA-VANCOUVER-RALLY Source:Getty

VANCOUVER, June 1, 2020 — Protesters rally to demand justice for George Floyd, an unarmed black man, died of police brutality in Minneapolis of the United States on May 25, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, May 31, 2020. (Photo by Liang Sen/Xinhua via Getty) (Xinhua/Liang Sen via Getty Images) photography,horizontal,usa,canada,death,politics,minneapolis,police force,demanding,violence,political rally,protest,protestor,british columbia,politics and government,racial tensions,george floyd

4. George Floyd Protests

George Floyd Protests Source:Getty

DUBLIN, CA – JUNE 01: Protesters listen to a speaker before marching in Dublin on Monday, June 1, 2020, the fourth day of Bay Area protests over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. (Dai Sugano/Digital First Media/The Mercury News via Getty Images) color image,photography,horizontal,usa,california,outdoors,listening,social issues,minneapolis,police force,protest,protestor,killing,marching,san francisco bay area,racial tensions,dublin – california,george floyd

5. US-POLITICS-POLICE-JUSTICE-RACISM-DEMO

US-POLITICS-POLICE-JUSTICE-RACISM-DEMO Source:Getty

A demonstrator shouts slogans, on June 1, 2020, in downtown Las Vegas, during a “Black lives matter” rally in response to the recent death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died while in police custody. – Thousands of National Guard troops patrolled major US cities after five consecutive nights of protests over racism and police brutality that boiled over into arson and looting, sending shock waves through the country. The death Monday of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, at the hands of police in Minneapolis ignited this latest wave of outrage in the US over law enforcement’s repeated use of lethal force against African Americans — this one like others before captured on cellphone video. (Photo by Bridget BENNETT / AFP) (Photo by BRIDGET BENNETT/AFP via Getty Images) photography,horizontal,usa,adult,topix,men,city,night,death,new,nevada,las vegas,shouting,city life,social issues,army,police force,conflict,violence,downtown district,sending,political rally,protest,racism,armed forces,protestor,shock,arson,placard,boiled,national guard,racial tensions,looting,black lives matter,social movement,george floyd

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6. George Floyd Protest In Barcelona

George Floyd Protest In Barcelona Source:Getty

Demonstration of rejection of the assassination of George Floyd in front of the United States consulate in Barcelona. Protesters came with masks and read slogans such as ‘No justice no peace’ and ‘I can’t breathe’ in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, on June 1, 2020. (Photo by Albert Llop/NurPhoto via Getty Images) photography,horizontal,usa,spain,rejection,social issues,barcelona – spain,violence,protest,consulate,racial tensions,catalonia,assassination,black lives matter,social movement,george floyd

7. George Floyd Protest In Barcelona

George Floyd Protest In Barcelona Source:Getty

Demonstration of rejection of the assassination of George Floyd in front of the United States consulate in Barcelona. Protesters came with masks and read slogans such as ‘No justice no peace’ and ‘I can’t breathe’ in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, on June 1, 2020. (Photo by Albert Llop/NurPhoto via Getty Images) photography,horizontal,usa,spain,rejection,social issues,barcelona – spain,violence,protest,consulate,racial tensions,catalonia,assassination,black lives matter,social movement,george floyd

8. George Floyd Protest In Barcelona

George Floyd Protest In Barcelona Source:Getty

Demonstration of rejection of the assassination of George Floyd in front of the United States consulate in Barcelona. Protesters came with masks and read slogans such as ‘No justice no peace’ and ‘I can’t breathe’ in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, on June 1, 2020. (Photo by Albert Llop/NurPhoto via Getty Images) photography,horizontal,usa,spain,rejection,social issues,barcelona – spain,violence,protest,consulate,racial tensions,catalonia,assassination,black lives matter,social movement,george floyd

9. George Floyd Protest In Barcelona

George Floyd Protest In Barcelona Source:Getty

Demonstration of rejection of the assassination of George Floyd in front of the United States consulate in Barcelona. Protesters came with masks and read slogans such as ‘No justice no peace’ and ‘I can’t breathe’ in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, on June 1, 2020. (Photo by Albert Llop/NurPhoto via Getty Images) photography,horizontal,usa,spain,rejection,social issues,barcelona – spain,violence,protest,consulate,racial tensions,catalonia,assassination,black lives matter,social movement,george floyd

10. George Floyd Protest In Barcelona

George Floyd Protest In Barcelona Source:Getty

Demonstration of rejection of the assassination of George Floyd in front of the United States consulate in Barcelona. Protesters came with masks and read slogans such as ‘No justice no peace’ and ‘I can’t breathe’ in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, on June 1, 2020. (Photo by Albert Llop/NurPhoto via Getty Images) photography,horizontal,usa,spain,rejection,social issues,barcelona – spain,violence,protest,consulate,racial tensions,catalonia,assassination,black lives matter,social movement,george floyd

11. People Gather In The Hague To Rally Against Racism

People Gather In The Hague To Rally Against Racism Source:Getty

THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS – JUNE 02: A protester holds a sign in protest as people gather on Malieveld in The Hague to attend a solidarity rally against racism in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd by U.S. police officers on June 2, 2020 in The Hague, Netherlands. The rally is organized by KOZP (Kick Out Zwarte Piet), anti-racist activists against the Dutch Christmas tradition when people paint their face black and disguise in slave. (Photo by Pierre Crom/Getty Images) photography,people,attending,horizontal,usa,social issues,police force,netherlands,political rally,protest,racism,protestor,killing,racial tensions,the hague,george floyd

12. George Floyd Protest In Barcelona

George Floyd Protest In Barcelona Source:Getty

Demonstration of rejection of the assassination of George Floyd in front of the United States consulate in Barcelona. Protesters came with masks and read slogans such as ‘No justice no peace’ and ‘I can’t breathe’ in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, on June 1, 2020. (Photo by Albert Llop/NurPhoto via Getty Images) photography,horizontal,usa,spain,rejection,social issues,barcelona – spain,violence,protest,consulate,racial tensions,catalonia,assassination,black lives matter,social movement,george floyd

13. George Floyd Protest In Barcelona

George Floyd Protest In Barcelona Source:Getty

Demonstration of rejection of the assassination of George Floyd in front of the United States consulate in Barcelona. Protesters came with masks and read slogans such as ‘No justice no peace’ and ‘I can’t breathe’ in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, on June 1, 2020. (Photo by Albert Llop/NurPhoto via Getty Images) photography,horizontal,usa,spain,rejection,social issues,barcelona – spain,violence,protest,consulate,racial tensions,catalonia,assassination,black lives matter,social movement,george floyd

14. George Floyd Protest In Barcelona

George Floyd Protest In Barcelona Source:Getty

Demonstration of rejection of the assassination of George Floyd in front of the United States consulate in Barcelona. Protesters came with masks and read slogans such as ‘No justice no peace’ and ‘I can’t breathe’ in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, on June 1, 2020. (Photo by Albert Llop/NurPhoto via Getty Images) photography,horizontal,usa,spain,rejection,social issues,barcelona – spain,violence,protest,consulate,racial tensions,catalonia,assassination,black lives matter,social movement,george floyd

15. George Floyd Protest In Barcelona

George Floyd Protest In Barcelona Source:Getty

Demonstration of rejection of the assassination of George Floyd in front of the United States consulate in Barcelona. Protesters came with masks and read slogans such as ‘No justice no peace’ and ‘I can’t breathe’ in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, on June 1, 2020. (Photo by Albert Llop/NurPhoto via Getty Images) photography,horizontal,usa,spain,rejection,social issues,barcelona – spain,violence,protest,consulate,racial tensions,catalonia,assassination,black lives matter,social movement,george floyd

16. June 2nd Republic Day Celebrations In Italy

June 2nd Republic Day Celebrations In Italy Source:Getty

ROME, ITALY – JUNE 02 :Girls of the “migrant women and daughters network” protest in front of the war memorial in Dogali, displaying signs and writings on their bodies to support the protests in Minneapolis after the murder of George Floyd, and call for justice for all victims of social and institutional racism on the day in which the Italian Republic is being celebrated, founded (reads their announcement) on gender discrimination, race and class, exploitation and criminalization of migration,on June 2, 2020 in Rome, Italy. Italy celebrates its Republic Day during the slowly ease of the lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic. (Photo by Simona Granati – Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images) photography,people,full length,horizontal,day,justice – concept,four people,child,girls,healthcare and medicine,italy,politics,dead person,human interest,illness,minneapolis,violence,war,doctor,political rally,protest,racism,position,rome – italy,murder,showing,victim,prejudice,human gender,politics and government,exploitation,lockdown,coronavirus,infectious disease,racial tensions,black lives matter,i can’t breathe,social movement,writing – activity,covid-19,pandemic – illness,essential services,protective face mask,george floyd

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17. Demonstration For George Floyd In Sydney

Demonstration For George Floyd In Sydney Source:Getty

Protestors wearing masks in Martin Place during a ”Black Lives Matter” rally, held in solidarity with U.S. Protests over the death of George Floyd on June 02, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. The event was organised to rally against aboriginal deaths in custody in Australia as well as in solidarity with protests across the United States following the killing of an unarmed black man George Floyd at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Izhar Khan/NurPhoto via Getty Images) photography,horizontal,usa,holding,crime,justice – concept,flower,death,politics,event,australia,sydney,memorial,social issues,political rally,protest,racism,protestor,banner – sign,candle,politics and government,temporary memorial,consulate,racial tensions,black lives matter,human rights,social movement,martin place,protective face mask,george floyd

18. Demonstration For George Floyd In Sydney

Demonstration For George Floyd In Sydney Source:Getty

Protesters demonstrate at Martin place during a ”Black Lives Matter” rally, held in solidarity with U.S. Protests over the death of George Floyd on June 02, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. The event was organised to rally against aboriginal deaths in custody in Australia as well as in solidarity with protests across the United States following the killing of an unarmed black man George Floyd at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Izhar Khan/NurPhoto via Getty Images) photography,horizontal,usa,holding,crime,justice – concept,flower,death,politics,event,australia,sydney,memorial,social issues,political rally,protest,racism,protestor,banner – sign,candle,politics and government,temporary memorial,consulate,racial tensions,black lives matter,human rights,social movement,george floyd

19. Demonstration For George Floyd In Sydney

Demonstration For George Floyd In Sydney Source:Getty

Protesters demonstrate at Martin place during a ”Black Lives Matter” rally, held in solidarity with U.S. Protests over the death of George Floyd on June 02, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. The event was organised to rally against aboriginal deaths in custody in Australia as well as in solidarity with protests across the United States following the killing of an unarmed black man George Floyd at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Izhar Khan/NurPhoto via Getty Images) vertical,photography,people,usa,crime,justice – concept,two people,death,politics,event,australia,brown,sydney,social issues,minnesota,minneapolis,police force,political rally,protest,protestor,hand,politics and government,killing,racial tensions,video still,black lives matter,human rights,social movement,george floyd

20. ISRAEL-US-POLITICS-RACE-UNREST

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Demonstrators attend a gathering in support of US protesters over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after a police officer kneeled on his neck for several minutes, and against police violence on June 2, 2020, in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv. (Photo by JACK GUEZ / AFP) (Photo by JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images) photography,attending,horizontal,adult,men,city,death,politics,kneeling,police force,violence,protest,israel,protestor,politics and government,coastal feature,tel aviv,racial tensions,george floyd

21. ISRAEL-US-POLITICS-RACE-UNREST

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Demonstrators attend a gathering in support of US protesters over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after a police officer kneeled on his neck for several minutes, and against police violence on June 2, 2020, in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv. (Photo by JACK GUEZ / AFP) (Photo by JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images) photography,attending,horizontal,adult,men,city,death,politics,kneeling,police force,violence,protest,israel,protestor,politics and government,coastal feature,tel aviv,racial tensions,george floyd

22. Solidarity Protest Against Anti-black Violence In The US And EU, In Amsterdam

Solidarity Protest Against Anti-black Violence In The US And EU, In Amsterdam Source:Getty

A Black woman is holding a placard against racism, during the massive solidarity protest against anti-black violence in the US and EU, that took place in Amsterdam, on June 1st. (Photo by Romy Arroyo Fernandez/NurPhoto via Getty Images) photography,horizontal,usa,adult,african-american ethnicity,women,african ethnicity,healthcare and medicine,europe,politics,us president,activist,large,social issues,violence,netherlands,protest,racism,protestor,murder,political party,slavery,prejudice,placard,amsterdam,politics and government,police brutality,coronavirus,infectious disease,black civil rights,racial tensions,black lives matter,i can’t breathe,human rights,protest against excessive police force,alt-right,donald trump – us president,north holland,social movement,right-wing politics,covid-19,pandemic – illness,protective face mask,george floyd,anti-quarantine protest,dam square

23. Solidarity Protest Against Anti-black Violence In The US And EU, In Amsterdam

Solidarity Protest Against Anti-black Violence In The US And EU, In Amsterdam Source:Getty

A black woman is screaming while holding a big placard, during the massive solidarity protest against anti-black violence in the US and EU, that took place in Amsterdam, on June 1st. (Photo by Romy Arroyo Fernandez/NurPhoto via Getty Images) photography,horizontal,usa,adult,african-american ethnicity,holding,women,african ethnicity,healthcare and medicine,europe,politics,us president,activist,large,social issues,violence,netherlands,protest,racism,protestor,murder,political party,slavery,prejudice,placard,amsterdam,politics and government,police brutality,coronavirus,infectious disease,black civil rights,racial tensions,black lives matter,i can’t breathe,human rights,protest against excessive police force,alt-right,donald trump – us president,north holland,social movement,right-wing politics,covid-19,pandemic – illness,protective face mask,george floyd,anti-quarantine protest,dam square

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