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‘Animal Crossing’ users are wearing Black Lives Matter shirts, making signs, and organizing virtual protests

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As protests have organized across the US and around the world against police brutality and in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, video game users are also uniting for the cause.
In “Animal Crossing: New Horizons,” players are creating customized signs and clothing for their game characters that say “BLM” and depict symbols of “No justice, no peace.”
For those unable to gather outside for in-person demonstrations, the game offers a way for people to still show solidarity virtually. 
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What would you do if you had the ability to escape to an island and create a customized world? Would you use it to connect, or disconnect?

Some “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” players use it to do both — and recently, connecting has included protesting.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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