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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Al Joy
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3 months ago

She is awesome!

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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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Pillowhead
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3 months ago

They are the Karens we need right now

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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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Al Joy
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3 months ago

Wonderful!!!!

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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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3 months ago

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

ChickyChicky
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3 months ago

White people benefit from racism. We are a part of it, and must be a part of destroying it.

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Al Joy
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3 months ago

Thank you!

Annabell
Community Member
3 months ago

oh wow. Don't take on that burden, sir. If you behave correctly, it is worth so much. seriously, these photos of the lonely protesters touch me so much more than the images of the mass protests. These people are so brave! It is much harder to stand alone for one thing than together.

deanna woods
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3 months ago

That's my thoughts exactly. He is taking on the burden of behavior that is not his fault.

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mph seti
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3 months ago

Sadly, I think there's always going to be bigotry. I do think we can and should make it actually illegal, though. End police immunity to civil suits and criminal prosecution. Narrow the divide between rich and poor. Raise the minimum wage. Tax investments and close tax loopholes. Break up monopolies and actually fine companies amounts that hurt them. Provide universal health care and state university education. Get rid of trump and the GOP. These things are possible and necessary to preserve the US, and allow it to grow and thrive for another 244 years.

Rissie
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3 months ago

There will always be people that feel that they belong to a group that is better than the other. But. But we can do much better than this. It's starts with acknowledgement and defining what is wrong to even start to do better. But we can. It's our schtick as humans beings to grow and find each other to become more than the sum of ourselves.

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jamie1707
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3 months ago

That's exactly how I feel.

Duxall Inarow
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3 months ago

One voice, one vote, one small step for a man, one giant leap for humankind.

Sue Clifford
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3 months ago

If we can do it on the moon we surely do it here on earth.

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Catherine Todd
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3 months ago

More tears to my eyes... another unsung hero and modern-day saint!

PurplePringle
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3 months ago

This one made me sad for some reason

Electric Ed
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3 months ago

Let's not assume everybody on BP is younger that this guy, ok? Prejudices is the root cause of racism, and it doesn't really help when you legitimize the idea of prejudices.

Dorothy Parker
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3 months ago

He's still around and doing his part.

Stan Brooks
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3 months ago

I am a white male of 68 years, and I too apologize.

Nandy Nam
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3 months ago

=(

Jackie C.
Community Member
3 months ago

Much appreciation for the acknowledgement!

Sue Clifford
Community Member
3 months ago

I love this man.

Felipe Meyer
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3 months ago

BIG HUG TEACHER_GRANDPA !! You took a big issue on your shoulder, Thank you for doing your best in your Lifetime!

Susan
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3 months ago (edited)

I feel the same way. Dear God help us begin to end it today.

Pat Turner Marsh Riles
Community Member
3 months ago

AMEN!!!!

Monika Soffronow
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3 months ago

Please VOTE!

ggirl225888
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3 months ago

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The only real racism is coming from the colleges and the DNC. They love separating everything into categories of color. As long as the liberals have any voice there will always be racism. These people don't use logic they use chaos and play off their ignorant followers FEELINGS and taught victimhood and/or white guilt. Pathetic.

Dan Key
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3 months ago

You are so delusional I don’t even know where to start. I hope you have the life you DESERVE........

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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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Al Joy
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3 months ago

Amazing!

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#6

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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3 months ago (edited)

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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Al Joy
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3 months ago

Well done!

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#8

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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Al Joy
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3 months ago

Thank you!

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#9

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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3 months ago (edited)

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.

#10

Outside Of The Norfolk Va Pd Today.

Outside Of The Norfolk Va Pd Today.

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Deborah Hale
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3 months ago

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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#11

One Man Protest

One Man Protest

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El Dee
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3 months ago

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

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#12

Sole Protester In Town Of Palm Beach

Sole Protester In Town Of Palm Beach

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Al Joy
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3 months ago

Thank you!

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#13

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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Al Joy
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3 months ago

This gives me faith!

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#14

My Husband Protesting Alone

My Husband Protesting Alone

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Al Joy
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3 months ago

You are lucky to have a wonderful husband!

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#15

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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Al Joy
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3 months ago

You go!!!!

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#16

Sole Protester

Sole Protester

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Sue Grigg
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3 months ago

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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