Jennifer Lawrence joins Twitter in wake of Black Lives Matter protests

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From Digital Spy

Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence has finally joined the world of Twitter.

Currently (at the time of writing), the Hunger Games and X-Men favourite is only following two accounts, and this may give fans a clue regarding her intentions in light of the Black Lives Matter movement.

One is the president of a US civil rights law organisation, while the second is anti-corruption group RepresentUS.

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Jennifer's first tweet included a video clip centring on racial discrimination, which she captioned: "Nearly 1 in 4 Black men in America will be locked up at some point in their life. In this short video, @omarepps & @desmondmeade explain how corruption has broken our criminal justice system—& what we can do to fix it."

Her activism doesn't show any sign of stopping, either, as the 29-year-old also uploaded a statement in support of the late Breonna Taylor, a fellow Louisvillian and African-American shot dead by police in March.

Followers have since commended Jennifer for "using your platform to speak up".

"Thank you so much for what you're doing," wrote one user, while someone else replied: "We appreciate everything you're doing more than you'd know".

For more information on how you can support Black Lives Matter, please visit its official website or donate here. Readers can also donate to the UK anti-discrimination group Stand Up To Racism, and the Unite Families & Friends Campaign, which supports those affected by deaths in police, prison and psychiatric custody.

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