Patrick acknowledged that the demonstration in Dallas on Thursday night had been peaceful until the gunman struck, but he accused the movement of creating the conditions for what happened. They've also said that placing blame on a whole movement for one individual's actions is irresponsible. "This has put us on the precipice. of more chaos and a return to the violence we saw in the 1960s", said Taylor, who is the director of the African-American studies program at the University of San Francisco. As the New York Times (and others) reported, that attack occurred "during a demonstration protesting shootings by officers in Minnesota and Louisiana this week".
DALLAS-Two more black men were gone for no good reason, and Ebony Gardner was incensed again at the police, sick and exhausted, she said, "of y'all coming into our communities and taking our lives and killing our children".
A crowd marched through Downtown Boise on Saturday afternoon in a show of support for the Black Lives Matter movement in the aftermath of the deaths of two black men at the hands of police officers this week.
"It seemed like a national consciousness was sinking in", Rasheed said. "There's just a really scary sense of humanity right now", she said.
She worries that the episodes involving black men may be overshadowed and overlooked.
Be sure to read my father's May-June 2016 Trumpet article "The Real Agenda Behind Black Lives Matter".
Cable news host Tomi Lahren criticized Black Lives Matter on Twitter calling them the new KKK.
"Excessive use of force by the police against African Americans in the United States is a regular occurrence", the group said.
In St Paul, Minnesota, close to where Mr Castile was killed during a traffic stop, officials said some 100 protesters were arrested after blocking a freeway and throwing bottles, bricks and fireworks at police, allegedly injuring more than two dozen officers.
A Palm Beach Post reporter tweeted a photo of a protester shaking a police officer's hand as the West Palm Beach protest disbursed.
Black Lives Matter started in 2012 after George Zimmerman shot and killed African-American teenager Trayvon Martin.
Civil rights lawyer Judith Browne Dianis described last week as "the week from hell" for Black Lives Matter.
Some veteran police officers remember the days when shooting a fleeing felony suspect was legal.
With much of the investigation into what happened in Texas still very much under way by the FBI and other law enforcement groups, it will probably be some time before the full picture is clear on what motives were at play here. Bernie Sanders of Vermont during a Seattle campaign rally in August and seized control of his microphone, inflaming his aides and some of his supporters. "Speaking from personal experience, it is terrifying to know that next year my son is going to be out driving, so I constantly have to grill him on things - what to say, what not to say". First came "the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile as the constant reminder of the work that we have to do", said Dianis, co-director of the Advancement Project, a liberal nonprofit organization that coordinates with groups in the movement.
President Barack Obama called the shooting deaths of at least five Dallas police officers a "vicious, calculated and despicable attack" and a "wrenching reminder" of the sacrifices of law enforcement.
More than 200 people were arrested in chaotic scenes during a new night of protests over USA police violence towards blacks as authorities revealed on Sunday that the Dallas shooter had apparently been plotting a major bomb attack.
In Philadelphia, a group of about 100 protesters marched to two police precincts in the northern part of the city on Saturday.
"Now the conversation is going to change". The hashtag #blacklivesmatter was joined by #bluelivesmatter, a rival reference to police officers. The solution is to end the undervaluing of lives, both black and blue.
As the Black Lives Matter anniversary approaches, activists involved have been reassessing their strategies.
"It's not a setback at all", Green said. "While I hope we never have to see another video like Diamond's, it reminds us why coming together to build a more open and connected world is so important - and how far we still have to go".