The Mannequin Challenge is the latest craze to take over the Internet, but one group of activists took the fast-growing social
media trend to another level by using the challenge to tackle one of today’s most troubling social epidemics.
Together with a group of young activists of different races, rising comedic actress Simone Shepherd assisted with recreating several tragic moments from the last few years that have served as catalysts for the movement to end police brutality against Black lives.
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Included in the scenarios depicted in the video are chilling moments from the ultimately fatal encounters between police and Philando Castile, Sandra Bland and Trayvon Martin, among others.
Watch the powerful video in full below.