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This Mannequin Challenge About Police Brutality Will Move You To Tears

Social media trends for the win.

If somehow you’ve escaped hearing about the mannequin challenge, it’s basically people telling a story via a frozen tableau, as someone zooms in and out of their set up in an amazing act of smartphone DPing. Most of them are pretty silly, but fun. However, this mannequin challenge may actually move you to tears.

Produced by comedian Simone Shepherd and her partner/Youtube star King Keraun, the story is of recent acts of police brutality and protests, edited together with actual audio of abuse and murder at the hands of the police:

 

It’s an amazing testament to how a trend on social media can be turned into a tool for social justice. 

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