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Man Proposes to His Girlfriend during Black Lives Matter Protest

Olowokandi Fiyin
Jun 08, 2020
11:30 P.M.

A man proposed to his fiance during the #BlackLivesMatter protest in Raleigh, North Carolina, and photos of the heartwarming moment have trended all over social media.

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Amid the ongoing protests against racial injustice rocking the world, one couple has managed to make history for themselves in the sweetest way.

People hold placards as they join a spontaneous Black Lives Matter march at Trafalgar Square on May 31, 2020 | Photo: Getty Images

People hold placards as they join a spontaneous Black Lives Matter march at Trafalgar Square on May 31, 2020 | Photo: Getty Images

As reported by E! Online, a Xavier Young and Marjorie Alston got engaged while they were protesting in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Among the Hollywood stars who joined in the march are Ariana Grande, Jamie Foxx, Michael B. Jordan, Halsey, Kendrick Sampson, and Timothee Chalamet.

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As seen in a video of the beautiful moment shared on Instagram by a witness, the crowd of protesters stopped what they were doing to cheer the couple and take videos of the magical moment.

While speaking to the publication, Young explained that proposing at the protest wasn't his plan initially as he and his fiancee planned not to join the protests because she was pregnant.

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However, when she changed her mind and decided to be a part of the movement, he had an obligation to join her as he "didn't want her out there alone."

While packing necessary items for the protest, Young confessed that he "snuck in" the ring, but that when the march began, he totally forgot that he even had it. Luckily, a grand moment showed itself, and just like that, he went down on one knee and popped the big question.

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Photographer Charles Couch, who was present at the protest and took photos of the proposal and shared them on his Instagram page.

While Xavier and his wife-to-be are excited about their engagement, he revealed that they have set their eyes on 2021 for walking down the aisle.

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E! News notes that a couple of celebrities have joined in the nationwide protests for black lives, fueled by the killing of George Floyd by former police officer Derek Chauvin.

Among the Hollywood stars who joined in the march are Ariana Grande, Jamie Foxx, Michael B. Jordan, Halsey, Kendrick Sampson, and Timothee Chalamet.

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Foxx spoke to the crowd at the Minneapolis Press Conference on Friday, while Sampson of "Insecure" revealed he was shot at with rubber bullets by the LAPD.

While some celebrities are at the frontline with the protesters, USA Today notes others who couldn't make it lent their voices by donating to causes that champion the movement.

Some of them include The Weekend, Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, Chrissy Teigen, Drake, and the cast of the series "Brooklyn Nine-Nine."

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