Hundreds show up after 8-year-old boy organises Black Lives Matter protest for children

Hundreds show up after 8-year-old boy organises Black Lives Matter protest for children

- An 8-year-old boy got the idea to start his own protest after he and his mother went to a couple of other ones in the area

- Children and parents matched the streets chanting the phrase that has now become famous, Black Lives Matter

- Speaking before the march, Davis said he was worried about black people in the community being hurt just because they are different

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Following the death of George Floyd, many people have organised protests to demand racial equality across the world.

However, one protest organised by an eight-year-old, Nolan Davis, in Missouri captured the attention of many as hundreds of children showed up.

Hundreds show up after 8-year-old boy organises Black Lives Matter protest for children

Nolan Davis leads hundreds of marchers for a Children's Black Lives Matter March. Photo: Chris Kohley.
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According to a report by CNN, the children matched the streets chanting the phrase that has now become famous, Black Lives Matter.

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"We are the children, the mighty mighty children. Here to tell you, Black lives matter!" chanted the children as they matched down in Kirkwood.

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Hundreds show up after 8-year-old boy organises Black Lives Matter protest for children

Nolan Davis and his mother Kristin Davis during the Children's Black Lives Matter March. Photo: Chris Kohley.
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The children marched down the sidewalks in the company of their parents on Saturday, June 27.

Although their voices were not as loud, their dedication and determination were admired by many.

Hundreds show up after 8-year-old boy organises Black Lives Matter protest for children

The march was organized by eight-year-old Nolan Davis to encourage other children to show support for racial equality. Photo: Chris Kohley.
Source: UGC

Speaking before the march, Davis said he was worried about black people in the community being hurt just because they are different.

"I am worried about Black people, like me, getting hurt. Some skin is like chocolate. Some are like vanilla. Some are mixed together like mine. But we are all people," he said.

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Hundreds show up after 8-year-old boy organises Black Lives Matter protest for children

Hundreds of demonstrators depart Kirkwood Park for a Children's Black Lives Matter March. Photo: Chris Kohley.
Source: UGC

According to the eight-year-old, being a child did not stop him from speaking his mind and he urged others to embrace the same.

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"Even though I am a kid, it is important to speak my voice so people can hear me and know they can share their voice too, just like me," added Davis.

The boy got the idea to start his own protest after he and his mother went to a couple of other ones in the area.

Some weeks ago, Legit.ng reported that Nigerian author Chimamanda Adichie praised Hollywood actor John Boyega joining the Black Lives Movement protest and using his platform to fight for black people.

The author said that watching Boyega during the protest broke her heart as she sent him her love.

Adichie said: "Watching John Boyega speak at the protest in Hyde Park, it broke my heart, made me cry. I’m sending love to you John. I hope that you’re surrounded by love because I think what you’re doing is necessary and very important but it also comes at a cost emotionally. So I’m sending you all my love and admiration and pride."

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