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Black Lives Matter protest have taken many forms. (pixabay.com)

Black Lives Matter protests have taken many forms, including mass marches and economic boycotts. Black Lives Matter protesters have also blocked highways and bridges in cities including St. Paul, San Francisco, Atlanta, and St. Louis. Groups have also organized "die-ins," in which protesters lie still on the ground for a designated time to memorialize the dead and illustrate the concern about safety. Creative tactics of the movement have involved using Christmas lights to illuminate the names of victims of police violence, hanging banners and placards from buildings, and in St. Louis, a group unfurled a banner depicting Michael Brown at the St. Louis Opera, while protesters sang an aria to the teenager. A number of organizations adopted the "for Black Lives" language to indicate their professions or organizations solidarity with the movement, including Law for Black Lives, White Coats for Black Lives, and Broadway for Black Lives Matter Collective.

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