The Black Lives Matter movement is primarily about social justice, but it will tackle environmental injustices too, says Graham Lawton


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24 June 2020

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I WANTED to join the recent Black Lives Matter protests in London, but I also didn’t want to be in close proximity to thousands of other people for hours on end. My fear of catching the coronavirus won out and so I demoted myself to social justice warrior (armchair division) and watched on TV.

The protests are principally a fight for social justice. But I also view them through another lens. Black Lives Matter may not look like an environmental movement, but I think deep down it is one, too. If – when – it …

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