Here are the answers to common questions about the movement. In protesters' own words.

 

1. Why are we protesting?

 

2. Why #BlackLivesMatter and not #AllLivesMatter?

 

3. Are the protests anti-white...are they anti-police?

 

4. Why do we stand up for people who, in some cases, have committed crimes?

 

5. What about black-on-black crime?

 

6. What do we, the protesters want to achieve?

 

7. How does protesting achieve these goals?

 

8. How does this movement relate to movements of the past?

9. Who is in charge of the protests?