Of course Black Lives Matter, Black Lives have been enslaved, subjugated, blamed, and treated with little or no justice for 400 years. George Floyd can honestly be classed as 'the last straw'. All right minded folk found their voices and protested, and I mean protested big time, to make a change in attitudes toward those who by many have been viewed as sub-class human beings, whose lives were held so cheaply, by the very people sworn to protect, that killing them was often simply shrugged off as 'an unfortunate occurrence in the line of duty' and to bring to them the basic human rights of fair treatment and justice.
The vast majority of protesters didn't want, or even think about, violent rioting, or looting. It simply was not their 'way' of getting their voices heard. It has always been known that a small faction of people will infiltrate protests to cause mayhem, to either harm the very cause that is being protested, or to follow their own anarchy urgings. In the USA it inflamed a brutal police force into ever greater acts of violence against their own countrymen. In the UK a savage attack on the horses of mounted police (bricks, broken glass, and even a bike) cause the horses to surge forward in pain and fear, the shout went up, "Police mounted charge!", and this played straight into the medias hands. The media wasn't there for peaceful protests and rally's, they were there for violence and bloodshed, because that is what 'sells the news'.
Now the topic of conversation is not 'Black Lives Matter', but were the police charging the crowd or not, is it right to put animals in front line danger, is the horse that had its nasal bones shattered OK. ....... The infiltrators had a successful day. As did COVID-19.