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Taylor Swift lends support for Black Lives Matter protests

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As Black Lives Matter protests continue to spread throughout the United States, Taylor Swift has expressed her support for the movement in a series of tweets.

The ‘Lover’ hitmaker took to Twitter on Tuesday, 9th June, to condemn “racial injustice” in the wake of the death of George Floyd, and the Black Lives Matter protests that have subsequently taken place.

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“Racial injustice has been ingrained deeply into local and state governments, and changes MUST be made there. In order for policies to change, we need to elect people who will fight against police brutality and racism of any kind. #BlackLivesMatter,” Taylor Swift wrote.

Further, the 30-year-old singer went on to share a recent article written by former President Barack Obama, who was the first Black president of the US – describing it as a “fascinating read about changing policy at the state and local levels.”

Taylor Swift’s recent tweets come after she previously slammed US president Donald Trump, as she accused him of “stoking the fires of white supremacy”, and pledged to “vote [him] out” of the White House later this year.

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She had posted on Twitter in May: “After stoking the fires of white supremacy and racism your entire presidency, you have the nerve to feign moral superiority before threatening violence? ‘When the looting starts the shooting starts’??? We will vote you out in November. @realdonaldtrump”.

Taylor Swift ended the thread by urging all American citizens to “fight for mail-in voting for the 2020 election”.

“We need to fight for in-mail voting for the 2020 election,” she wrote, sharing a Vote.org resource. “No one should have to choose between their health and having their voice heard.”

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