Stateside on Tuesday, protests against police violence took place at the Los Angeles Police Commission and at New York Fashion Week.

In Los Angeles, the demonstrators appeared impassioned and distraught. “We are hurting, we are hurting, we are hurting!” one person appealed to police officers lining the walls outside of the building.

“Look at your police unions! They let you get away with murder and then collect checks while you go on vacation!” another protester shouted.

Meanwhile, at New York Fashion Week, participants printed t-shirts with the names of people murdered by police and staged a silent protest:

And elsewhere in New York, the United Nations on Tuesday invited Opal Temeti, one of the founders of the Black Lives Matter movement, to a panel discussion on human rights “with a particular focus on combating discrimination and inequalities.”

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Temeti led the UN General Assembly in a moment of silence for Sterling and Castile before taking part in the discussion.

Also on Tuesday, a petition asserting solidarity for the movement for black lives began circulating under the hashtag #M4BLPledge. It had swiftly garnered tens of thousands of signatures by Tuesday afternoon.

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