In the midst of the Black Lives Matter movement and George Floyd protests, solidarity is not only helpful, it’s revolutionary. And even if not everyone has an opportunity to join the peaceful crowds and air their views out loud along with hundreds of supporters, it doesn’t take much to speak up.

These lone people from all around the country are setting an example of how to stand up in communities, suburbs, and small towns without anyone to back them up. From a woman doing her own march 'cause none of her friends wanted to join her to a lone protester holding up a BLM sign in the heart of a small southern city, here are some of the most inspiring real-life examples. They prove no voice is ever too small, and it’s never too late to speak up for what’s right.

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My Mom Did Her Own March

My Mom Did Her Own March

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The Karens Doing Their Part To Stop The Violence!

The Karens Doing Their Part To Stop The Violence!

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A Lone Protester In The Heart Of A Small Southern City. Thank You.

A Lone Protester In The Heart Of A Small Southern City. Thank You.

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It’s always good to know your rights before going to a protest to avoid any possible misunderstanding. The government can’t stop you from peacefully protesting, but it can restrict the time, place, and manner of the protest. However, the content itself can never be a reason to block the protest.

Remember that on private property, though, nobody has a right to assemble. Police can move you off the property and keep you from demonstrating there.

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Let Us All Hope We Don’t Need To Have A Sign Like This When We Are His Age

Let Us All Hope We Don’t Need To Have A Sign Like This When We Are His Age

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deanna woods
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He doesn't need to apologize for something that is not his fault, but his efforts are appreciated.

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Ocean Shores, Washington, In The Middle Of The Small Town Traffic Circle. No Voice Is Too Small.

Ocean Shores, Washington, In The Middle Of The Small Town Traffic Circle. No Voice Is Too Small.

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This Man Has Been Standing Alone In Our Town Square For The Past Few Days, Gods Bless His Courage

This Man Has Been Standing Alone In Our Town Square For The Past Few Days, Gods Bless His Courage

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Pixie
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2 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why don't you join him? Edited to add: Genuine question

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Emerson Sykes, a staff attorney with the ACLU’s Speech, Technology and Privacy Project, who studies free speech protections under the First Amendment, suggests to pack light if you’re going to a protest. Consider bringing water and a snack at minimum. If you bring a bag, prepare for it to be searched.

People should also remember that we’re still in times of pandemic, so “wearing a mask can keep you from breathing in droplets containing coronavirus.” Coming within close contact of other protesters could expose you to their spit or sneezes, which may carry the coronavirus.

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#blacklivesmatter Lone Protester In Lacey - Marvin Road - #blm - What A Powerful Lone Protester Today! It's Good To See This Out In The Rural Community Too.

#blacklivesmatter Lone Protester In Lacey - Marvin Road - #blm - What A Powerful Lone Protester Today! It's Good To See This Out In The Rural Community Too.

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We Had One Guy In Our Town Start A Protest Alone

We Had One Guy In Our Town Start A Protest Alone

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This Dude Ran All The Way Ahead And Stood Alone

This Dude Ran All The Way Ahead And Stood Alone

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Ladies and Gentlemen
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2 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Does the road dropped a bit coz of the weight of his balls?

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When it comes to taking photos and videos at the protest, as long as it’s a public space, you’re free to do so. Emerson Sykes, a staff attorney with the ACLU’s Speech, Technology and Privacy Project, who studies free speech protections under the First Amendment, told Mercury News that you have the right to take photos and videos of what’s happening at a protest in a public place. You are able to record police, too.

Another good tip from Sykes is to “memorize or write on your arm the number to a local or national law organization that could assist you in getting out of jail,” because you never know if you're gonna need legal help or in case you get arrested.

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Outside Of The Norfolk Va Pd Today.

Outside Of The Norfolk Va Pd Today.

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Deborah Hale
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I was shopping in Norfolk a few days back and suddenly found myself stuck in the middle of the demonstration. I couldn't join them - I might have done so if I'd been prepared, but I was just picking up necessities from the store and had 2 gallons of milk in my truck. It brought tears to my eyes to see the hundreds of people standing outside the building, peacefully holding up signs, especially since the cops on duty were merely present to close the street. When I got back home I logged onto the local news stations' web sites and learned that it was a peaceful protest and there had been no violence or arrests. I wish that was true of all of the protests in this area, but for the most part, there were no problems.

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One Man Protest

One Man Protest

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El Dee
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

His 'language' is a lot less offensive than the racism he's protesting against..

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Sole Protester In Town Of Palm Beach

Sole Protester In Town Of Palm Beach

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Was Driving Through Enterprise Alabama Yesterday And Spotted This Lone Protester At The City Hall.

Was Driving Through Enterprise Alabama Yesterday And Spotted This Lone Protester At The City Hall.

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My Husband Protesting Alone

My Husband Protesting Alone

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It’s Not Much Of A Protest, But It’s The Best I Can Do Right Now. Sitting Outside Past “Curfew”

It’s Not Much Of A Protest, But It’s The Best I Can Do Right Now. Sitting Outside Past “Curfew”

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Sole Protester

Sole Protester

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Sue Grigg
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm a 63 year old American. I have never seen anything like this in my lifetime. I have new hope for my country.

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