Hundreds of anti-racism protesters marched through the streets of London on Sunday for the first Million People March, on what was meant to be the first day of Notting Hill Carnival, to protest against systemic racism in the country.
Protesters were seen chanting and holding up signs with slogans such as «Fight police brutality Fight racism! Fight imperialism» and «British state, Racist state» as they began moving down to Hyde Park.
«Today is about us in the black community stepping up and saying enough is enough, and holding the government to account on institutional racism,» said one of the protest organisers, Ken Hinds.
Hinds explained the aim of the protest to be getting a million people to sign up to the Race Offenders Register, which is a petition initiated by the One Million People campaign, to ask the government to create a register for racial offenders, so they can be identified before being hired in different institutions and organisations.
The Million People March is an initiative which aims to put pressure on the government to change what it considers to be the UK's institutional and systemic racism and to articulate the key principle demands in relation to what policing should look like.