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15 People Share Their Experiences From The Black Lives Matter Protests

"It was inspiring to know that there are people who stand with me as a Black woman in America."

We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community about their personal experiences at the Black Lives Matter protests. Here are some of their responses:

1. Feeling supported:

2. A history lesson:

3. A powerful moment:

4. Police violence:

5. A lesson in allyship:

6. More police violence:

7. Feeling heard by the community:

8. Police firing tear gas, denying it, and changing the story:

9. Arrested after the protest was over:

10. Protesting in a small town:

11. Nearly being run over by a car:

12. Mother-daughter day:

13. Kneeling in solidarity:

14. Community unity:

15. Quantifiable change:

Some submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.