UK: Thousands turn out in London to denounce racism and police brutality

Thousands of people took to the streets of central London on Saturday to decry racism and police brutality in solidarity with George Floyd's protests in the United States. Footage shows protesters gathering in the city centre and later marching with banners «Black Lives Matter» and «White silence kills» to the US embassy. «I'm here to fight racism, I'm here for my black friends, my black colleagues. I'm here because I'm in a privileged position and I want to fight for them,» said one of the protesters. Another protester continued, «It's 2020 and we still have to protest for someone's rights because of the colour of their skin and it needs to change and if this is what it takes, we have to do it every day.» Protests sparked by George Floyd's death at the hands of police in Minneapolis have been taking place since May, 26 in the US and around the world. George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, was killed during an arrest in Minneapolis on May 25, after officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes despite Floyd saying he couldn't breathe.

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