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The Mannequin Challenge can be a bunch of things, but activism is not usually the first one that comes to mind. Well, that’s about to change. 

In this powerful video, this Mannequin Challenge challenges police brutality to create a memorable statement of protest for the Black Lives Matter movement. From Trayvon Martin to to Colin Kaepernick, the video is filled with references to the fight for civil rights, inspiring a call to action and, ironically, movement. Using audio from police shootings of unarmed people, the video is a sharp departure from the typical Mannequin Challenge, but may be the only one that is required viewing.

Check out the original tweet:

Yep.. they won.. game over! pic.twitter.com/dEh65hemly

— Lakers (@KP_Trill) November 10, 2016
Hillary Clinton Jon Bon Jovi Shut Down The Mannequin Challenge Election Day
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Is there a more time-honored American tradition than the Mannequin Challenge? Probably not. When our forefathers came forth to this great country and beheld its many spoils, they knew that this land was made for you and me to stand still for a short period of time and pretend we were statues.

Lots of celebrities have been getting in on the Mannequin Challenge the past few days. There was even a Destiny’s Child reunion thanks to it. But there’s one entry that really packed a punch. Aboard her campaign plane (cam-plane?), presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her staff, which includes former President Bill Clinton and hard-rocker Jon Bon Jovi, delivered a Mannequin Challenge as a last-minute bid for the presidency in this 57-second clip. The message is clear: “Don’t stand still. Vote today.” It’s just as our forefathers intended.

 

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Zurich advocacy group Pro Infirmis created this moving video in which mannequins were created not in the form of perfection, but to display bodies of the disabled with diseases like scoliosis or those with missing limbs. The mannequins were displayed in department store windows with the hope that they would bring further awareness to narrow expectations of fashion and support the acceptance of those with disabilities.

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