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(Reuters) – The summer of 2020 saw the United States’ biggest protests for racial justice and civil rights in a generation.

Republican President Donald Trump criticized the protests and promised to restore law and order, although opinion polls showed Americans largely supportive of Black Lives Matter.

Days later, the capital’s mayor had “Black Lives Matter” emblazed in giant yellow letters on the street leading to the White House.

On Jan. 20, Kamala Harris will become the first Black woman, and first Asian American, to serve as U.S. vice president.

Black Lives Matter supporters will be looking to her and President-elect Joe Biden to honor their campaign promises of criminal justice reform and economic aid for minority communities.

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