Let's look into what caused these spikes in searches.

On August 12th , a 'white nationalist' rally in Charlottesville, VA ended in deadly violence. Protesters gathered to protest the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, VA and quickly other protesters gathered to protest these statue protesters. Soon, it turned into a full on riot and a 'white nationalist' drove a car into a crowd of protesters. This sparked the spike in the Black Lives Matter movement searches seen on August 13th. An article can be read below.

Lee Park filling up with Nazis. Celebrations as more arrive. Eli Mosley kicks out a photographer #Charlottesville pic.twitter.com/WS6cnrXRY7

— Christopher Mathias (@letsgomathias) August 12, 2017

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Black Lives Matter: Louisville Metro Police presence 'disturbing and antagonistic' at rally"

On August 13th, 2017 citizens and offcials in Louiville, Kentucky hold a Black Lives Matter rally in Wake of the Charlottesville violence. Clearly in America, the Charlottesville incident led to more Black Lives Matter rallies and a surge in activity especially protests. The spike in search activity can be a tied to Charlottesville and racial tensions especially with protesters and riots. The article even mentions the word riot once, Black Lives Matter 8 times, and protests 8 times.

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On August 13th, 2017 Phoenix Black Lives Matter Group Holds Rally In Response To Charlottesville Black lives matter This article mentions Protest once, and Riot four times.

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More so, on August 13th, 2017 in New York, a Black Lives Matter group grouped in Union Square in Response to Charlottesville Violence. The article mentioned Riot once, Protest 7 times, and Black Lives Matter four times.

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The spike on September 16th? We're not letting that one slide. On this day "Several hundred protesters" from the Black Lives Matter movement reacted "to the acquittal of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley briefly shut down the West County Mall this afternoon — with chants and protests as a large group marched through the indoor shopping center." This all took place in St. Louis, Missouri at the West County Mall, leading to its temporary shut-down.

"You can't stop the revolution" at West County Mall #StockleyVerdict #ShutItDown pic.twitter.com/GhAtE5LhRH

— Mitch-o'-transit🎃🚌 (@73_Carondelet) September 16, 2017

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