BY EMMA HUERTA
It’s no exaggeration to say that the year 2020 has been turbulent. On both national and global scales, people have experienced unique occurrences firsthand, ranging from an entire health pandemic to massive protests against racial injustices.
In particular, the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has recently fueled a social upheaval among citizens. The death of George Floyd was met with demonstrations throughout the country and even the world, all representing discontent after the death of yet another Black man at the hands of law enforcement, as well as the need for a genuinely fair criminal justice system.
The outrage caused by this incident of police brutality– supplemented by multitudes of other incidents occurring both before and after– has reached Cooper City residents of all ages. Many CCHS students took it upon themselves to stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and be socially active in dire times by attending local protests, including one at the Cooper City Optimist on June 13. Here’s what they had to say about their experiences:
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