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In September 2020, 1,000 people were hospitalized as a result of the Black Lives Matter protests.

There is no reliable data on the number of people hospitalized during the BLM protests during any given month.

There is no reliable data on the number of people hospitalized during the BLM protests during any given month.The Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests for racial justice intensified following the deaths of George Floyd and Jacob Blake. A Pew Research Center survey noted that public support for protests declined in September. There is no accurate data about the number of people injured during the protests in any given month.

About 55 percent of adults in the U.S. currently express some support for the movement, whereas 67 percent did in June 2020. People who strongly support BLM stands at 29 percent, which is down from 38 percent. Support among Black adults decreased from 71 percent in June to 62 percent in September. According to the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED), BLM events peaked in late May and early June 2020.

In June 2020, CNN reported that over 1,000 health and medical workers have said, in an open letter, that protests shouldn't be shut down because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. Justice Department said it does not have figures on officer injuries or property damage resulting from civil disturbances, and the FBI declined to comment.

There is no data to verify the number of injured people during the BLM protest for a specific month. There is inadequate evidence to state that 1,000 people have been hospitalized only due to the protest in September 2020. This was one of the months where thousands were hospitalized in the U.S. due to the COVID-19 pandemic, meaning that we cannot objectively verify this claim.

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