Fox News has a special on the “Black Lives Matters” movement that began in Baltimore and spread to several other cities, including St. Louis, Missouri, where protesters took to the streets and the nation’s capital on Saturday.
Here’s what you need to know about the movement, which has sparked outrage in several states and sparked an outpouring of support from some.
What is the Black Lives Matter movement?
Black Lives matter is a loosely defined movement that protests police brutality and violence against African Americans.
The movement started in Baltimore in the summer of 2016 when an activist named Jamar Clark, who is white, was fatally shot in the back by a Baltimore police officer during a confrontation.
A few months later, demonstrators began to gather in cities across the country, and the movement became known as Black Lives Matters.
Its roots are in a movement started by a black activist named Tamir Rice, who was shot by a Cleveland police officer in 2015.
The case was a turning point for many, with a national outcry and protests around the country.
Why does it matter?
The Black Lives matter movement has sparked an outcry in many states and spurred an outpour of support in some.
Black Lives activists are calling for an end to police violence and have called for the federal government to intervene to end racial disparities in policing.
Some states have also been particularly vocal about the Black lives movement, including Maryland, which passed a law in July requiring officers to have body cameras.
In New York, a protest against the use of deadly force by a police officer erupted after an officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager.
A week later, protesters marched through Manhattan, chanting, “Hey hey, ho ho, police brutality is wrong, it’s not acceptable.”
What are the protests?
Protests have been taking place nationwide since July, when Black Lives protesters began occupying public spaces, disrupting businesses, and occupying homes.
The protests have spread to major cities, with hundreds of thousands taking to the street in a few cities, like St. Charles, Missouri.
On Sunday, thousands of people marched in cities like Portland, Oregon, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and New York City.
Some protesters were armed with bricks, rocks, and Molotov cocktails, according to local media reports.
In St. Paul, Minnesota, police fired tear gas and water cannons, which drew protesters to the Minnesota State Capitol.
Black protesters in Minneapolis held signs reading “Black lives matter” and chanted “Black men, white men, we want justice.”
In Chicago, protesters held signs that read, “Black women, white women, we are all one.”
In Philadelphia, Black Lives protestors held signs with slogans like “Black is better, black lives matter,” “Black power,” and “Black needs a king.”
Protesters held a march on Independence Avenue in Washington, D.C. over the weekend, chanting “Black Power, Black lives matter.”
Protesters in Chicago held signs saying “Black on Black crime,” “We’re not talking about this,” and chanted, “No justice, no peace.”
In Los Angeles, protesters blocked a highway, according, “We got the cops out!” and “The cops can’t be everywhere.”
In Minneapolis, a demonstration was held in front of the state Capitol in the city’s downtown.
Protestors chanted, “No justice no peace, no black power,” and “We are one.”
In Portland, protesters burned a banner reading, “Stop the police brutality,” according to Fox.
Demonstrators blocked traffic on Interstate 90 in Portland, Maine, during a protest that included a rally in the state capitol building.
Protocols and tactics for the demonstrations are also being used by protesters in cities, but Fox News is not seeing any of the violence seen in the demonstrations.
What are some of the protesters doing?
Several people were arrested in Portland for a number of different crimes, including assaulting officers, disrupting a police operation, and obstructing a highway.
“I just want to say that the people of this country, all of you, we all, I want you to know that the violence that is taking place is not justified,” President Donald Trump said Saturday.
“The violence that has been perpetrated in our cities is not only unacceptable, it is dangerous and unacceptable.”
“The people of our country have spoken,” Trump continued.
“I will say it again, you are not going to see riots and you are going to not see the type of violence that you see in our country.”
What are Black Lives supporters saying?
“They don’t care about Black lives, they just care about themselves,” says Michelle Brawley, a spokeswoman for the group Black Lives Protests.
“It’s not about race, it just doesn’t matter what race you are.”
Black lives protesters also claim to not be concerned about the racial disparities, which is what many people say. B