I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that in the first time in its 161-year history, “Black Lives Matter” was heard at the Academy of Music. It was a classic drop-the-mic, record-stop, actually look up from your phone moment but it happened.
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The statue of Robert E. Lee, the main military leader of the Confederate Army who fought to preserve slavery during the Civil War, was officially dismantled.
Organizadores creen que la manifestación podrá reunir hasta 10.000 personas para apoyar "el fin de ‘stop and frisk’; el aumento a $15 dólares de salario mínimo en la ciudad; el derecho a formar sindicatos y escuelas con una fórmula de financiación democrática".
MLK D.A.R.E — short for "MLK Day of Action, Resistance, and Empowerment" — originated from the "Black Lives Matter" protests in Philadelphia and includes religious leaders, labor unions, parent groups, and students.