Thousands join London protest over George Floyd death

Thousands join London protest over George Floyd death

Hundreds of people have joined a protest in London over the death of African-American George Floyd in US police custody nine days ago.

UK chief constables said protesters stood “appalled and horrified” by his death. In a joint statement, they said the right to lawful protest was a “key part of any democracy”.

But they stressed coronavirus restrictions, including not gathering in groups of more than six, remained, BBC reported.


Protests began in the US after a video showed Mr Floyd, 46, being arrested on 25 May in Minneapolis and a white police officer continuing to kneel on his neck even after he pleaded that he could not breathe.


Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday that Mr Floyd’s death had been “appalling” and “inexcusable,” but was criticised for failing to comment on the killing.

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