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Black love matters: Man proposes to his girlfriend during protest march in US (photos, video)

- A couple recently went viral on social media after getting engaged at a recent protest in the US

- The man identified as Xavier Young popped the million dollar question during a 'Black Lives Matter' protest

- His girlfriend, Marjorie Alston, happily said yes much to the excitement of the crowd

- They have been together for two years and are expecting their first child together

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An African-American couple recently became internet sensations after photos and videos of their engagement at a protest, surfaced on the internet.

26-year-old Xavier Young took the bold step to propose to his girlfriend of 2 years, 23-year-old Marjorie Alston, during a 'Black Lives Matter' protest in the United States following the death of George Floyd.

After Majorie expressed interest in attending the protest march, Young decided to accompany her both because the movement is close to his heart and because he wanted to protect her and their child which she is currently expecting.

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"I wanted to be safe. But we made sure we got out there and our voices were heard." Alston told Insider.

According to reports, the couple had been talking of getting engaged and the protest provided a good opportunity for Young.

"I've known I was going to propose for a while. The couple had already looked at rings together. But I knew I wanted to propose at the protest when she wanted to go. Going to the protest was entirely her idea.

I felt like if she wants to go out there and get in the trenches, she's definitely the one.What better place and what better time? We're protesting something unjust and ugly, and I felt like I could bring some beauty and some light to the situation," Young said.

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On how he felt about the proposal, Young told Insider: "The great thing about it for me was that it wasn't just black folks around us celebrating," Young said. "It was white folks, it was Hispanic folks, everybody that was there. It brought people together. Black lives matter, and black love matters" .

Meanwhile, for many women in relationships, having their partners propose marriage is something many people look forward to. While some people are lucky to be in relationships with people they hope to end up with, the same cannot be said for others.

A while back, a video of a marriage proposal gone terribly wrong surfaced on the internet.

In the video, the man is seen in an eatery with his woman. He then goes ahead to propose, with one knee on the floor.

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