Tens of thousands join Black Lives Matter protest in London

Tens of thousands join Black Lives Matter protest in London

Tens of thousands join anti-racism protest outside US Embassy in London.

Some protesters in UK’s Bristol pulled down the statue of Edward Colston, a prominent 17th-century slave trader. Anti-racism protesters had clashed with mounted police in London, leaving 14 officers injured, on Saturday.

London police chief Cressida Dick said 27 officers had been injured during anti-racism protests over the past week, including 14 on Saturday. Two were seriously hurt.

Demonstrators packed the road outside the U.S. Embassy on the south bank of the River Thames.

Footage posted on social media showed anti-racism demonstrators in Bristol in western England cheering as they tore down a statue of Edward Colston, a 17th century slave trader.
London protest was peaceful, with people clapping, waving placards and chanting “George Floyd” and “the UK is not innocent”.

The death of Floyd has sparked demonstrations around the world.

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