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The organization Black Lives Matter Foundation (“black Lives matter”), not associated with movement against racism and advocating for unity with the police, collected more than $ 4 million amid protests in the United States. It is revealed to BuzzFeed.
It is reported that among the donated money to the Fund were large multinational companies Microsoft, Google and Apple. In this part of the collected almost $ 4.4 million were frozen before credited to the account.
The publication writes that the organization consists of only one person — the founder, 67-year-old music producer Robert ray Barnes (Robert Ray Barnes). He registered Black Lives Matter Foundation in may 2015 in California city of Santa CLARITA after demonstrations against police brutality in 2014.
Barnes said that the Foundation is not connected with the movement against racism Black Lives Matter. Moreover, his goal of American calls engage with the police. However, he believes that the slogan Black Lives Matter was stolen from him. Representatives from Black Lives Matter Global Network, in turn, declare that I have never talked to Barnes, pointing to the illegal use of their names.
The producer had allegedly planned to conduct the receptions with the participation of law enforcement officers and citizens, and also print positive brochure about the work of the police. While traces of such events is not found. You know, in 2017, it has received more than 300 thousand dollars and spent 89 thousand dollars. From them 24 thousand dollars he paid himself as salary.
Black Lives Matter (BLM) — the movement in the United States, which supports the protests with the same slogan. The participants need systemic change to combat racism. In addition, activists in favor of reducing spending on police and increase funding for areas dominated by racial minorities.
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