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As part of a special ‘Coming Together: Standing Up To Racism’, CNN partnered with Sesame Street to help explain why protests across the world are happening.
‘Not all streets are like Sesame Street’ – Black Lives Matter
In a video which has been watched by over 6 million users so far, Elmo and his dad Louie discuss the recent protests which have taken place across the world and in particular, across the United States of America.
When asked by Elmo what was happening, his father Louie answered:
‘They are gathered together to protest. A protest is when people come together to show they are upset and disagree about something.
‘They want to make others aware of the problem, so protesting, people are able to share their feelings and work together to make things better.’
“Not all streets are like Sesame Street. … What we are seeing is people saying ‘enough is enough.’ They want to end racism” Louie explains to a confused Elmo.
Watch the magnificent piece below, something we think children and adults can learn from.
“Not all streets are like Sesame Street. … What we are seeing is people saying ‘enough is enough.’ They want to end racism.”@Elmo’s dad Louie explains why people are protesting across the US. https://t.co/icV04F4FNW #CNNSesameStreet pic.twitter.com/1efrMAzZ8V
— CNN (@CNN) June 6, 2020