U.S.: Black Lives Matter tries a new tactic in the age of Trump
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U.S.: Black Lives Matter tries a new tactic in the age of Trump

Activists within Black Lives Matter say the movement’s efforts have entered a new phase — one more focused on policy than protest — prompted by the election of President Trump. Black Lives Matter’s transition from street protests to policy is not unusual, said Stephen Zunes, a University of San Francisco professor. “That’s actually the way effective social movements often work or behave,” Zunes said, pointing to the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations in the wake of the financial crisis as a counterexample.


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