After two black men –Philando Castile, 32, and Alton Sterling, 37 — were shot and killed by police officers earlier this week, thousands of peaceful protesters walked the streets of major cities throughout the country in an effort to stop police brutality.
Sadly, a protest in Dallas ended tragically last night when snipers targeted 11 police officers around 8:45 p.m. Seven men were injured and five were fatally shot. The situation in America right now keeps going from bad to worse, with no end in sight.
In response, #PrayForAmerica began trending on Twitter, with tweeters condemning the shooters, racism, and the violent epidemic that’s become linked to a sad sense of normalcy.
Americans need more than a prayer, they need to change. #PrayForAmerica
— جوسيب (@kungfujota) July 8, 2016
Another morning full of more devastating news. We all need to help be the change. #PrayForAmerica
— Scott & Al (@DCMinute) July 8, 2016
— Raymond Porter (@raymondporter) July 8, 2016
WE SHOULDN'T HAVE TO WALK OUT THE DOOR AND WONDER IF WE ARE GONNA RETURN HOME #PrayForAmerica
— Bec the neck (@rickyskoala) July 8, 2016
STOP HOMOPHOBIA, RACISM, SEXISM, & ALL OF THE ABOVE. SPREAD LOVE. STOP HATE. #PrayForAmerica
— 𝐧𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐢⁷ ♡ 𝐫𝐨𝐬𝐞𝐛𝐨𝐰𝐥 𝐝𝟏 (@miniaturechim) July 8, 2016
The world is broken, is there a restart button? #PrayForAmerica
— scott (@scottmeredith) July 8, 2016
Guns dont kill people. People who live in a country without any effective form of gun control kill people. #PrayforAmerica
— Gaylen Galan (@itsgalCHRISTINE) July 8, 2016
This country is at war with itself. #PrayForAmerica
— Gαω∂ℓу (@famekeke) July 8, 2016
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