AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) – The Black Lives Matter organization had a call to action for what has been dubbed Transliberation Tuesday. It’s to address and stand up to the violence against black transgender women.
Rallies were held across the U.S. and a crowd gathered outside the Amherst Police Department on behalf of the call to action Tuesday afternoon.
Ethan Bikuli of Amherst told 22News, “We feel that it’s necessary for us, especially since its under one of our principles to support and promote black trans women and show them that we honor them, respect them and that we want to continue to work with them in this movement.”
The Black Lives Matter group says 18 transgender people have been murdered this year, and the majority were black trans women.
Rallies were also held in Washington D.C., New York, California and down south.