Black Square Instagram
You may be wondering why your social media feeds were engulfed by black squares.
Celebrities, companies, music labels and sports stars have promised not to post what is called Blackout on their accounts Tuesday after the death of George Floyd.
Protests broke out in the United States after the death of Mr. Floyd and other allegations of police brutality against people of color.
In a feverish atmosphere, police clashed with protesters in cities like New York, Los Angeles and Minneapolis, while Donald Trump threatened to deploy the country’s military unless state authorities stop the protests In progress.
What is Blackout Tuesday?
The idea is to fill Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with black squares, freeing up the time usually spent on social media so that people can learn about the Black Lives Matter movement.
The organizers said they wanted Tuesday to be “a day to disconnect from work and reconnect with our community “through” an urgent step to bring about responsibility and change.”
The campaign hit a slight bump on the road Tuesday morning with many people using the hashtags dedicated to Black Lives Matter.
These clogged feeds were for news related to protests around the world, which the organizers were supposed to avoid.