Co-Founder Of Black Lives Matter, Alicia Garza, Says FBI Foiled Plot Against Her By White Supremacist

Co-Founder Of Black Lives Matter, Alicia Garza, Says FBI Foiled Plot Against Her By White Supremacist https://ift.tt/eA8V8J

The stakes are high in this climate of racial injustice and under the Trump administration. The Black Lives Matter movement has picked up steam after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis earlier this year. Alicia Garza, the co-founder of Black Lives Matter, has stated that she was a potential target of white supremacist groups.

The passionate Garza went to social media on her Twitter account to reveal that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had reached out to her late last week as they arrested an Idaho man who may be linked to several white supremacist groups.

Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometti founded Black Lives Matter in 2013.

According to the Black Lives Matter website, “#BlackLivesMatter was founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer. Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, Inc. is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. By combating and countering acts of violence, creating space for Black imagination and innovation, and centering Black joy, we are winning immediate improvements in our lives.”

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